CTAN Update: fig2vect 1.1.8

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Thu May 31 17:04:18 CEST 2007

On Thu, 31 May 2007, Dirk Krause submitted an update to the



The fig2vect program converts figures from jFig, XFig and WinFig to 
MetaPost, EPS, PDF, TeX and SVG.

Program highlights:
 - Designed for use with LaTeX/pdfLaTeX. Handling of special text is left 
   up to LaTeX, for non-special text you can choose whether or not to use 
   LaTeX.  For text handled by LaTeX you have three choices:
    - Use the fonts exactly as specified in the Fig file.
    - Convert to use fonts in the same features 
      (serif/sans-serif/monospaced, normal/bold, upright/italic).
   This allows to use the same font families in the graphics as in the 
   document where the graphics is included.

 - Write no font selection commands (text contains commands itself if necessary).

 - X-splines are approximated by a sequence of Bezier spline segments.
 - Fill patterns are drawn by vector graphics operations.
 - Image width and height are found by inspecting graphics elements 
   (except texts), the paper format name is not used here.

Location on CTAN: /support/fig2vect
Summary description: Yet another Fig to vector converter.
License type: bsd

Announcement text: 
1.1.6: Bugfix in the mmp output driver
1.1.7: Support for UTF-8 encoded text in Fig files
1.1.8: Option -a allows to create an output file name automatically based 
       on the input file name and the output driver.

Note: the default for text handling changed. If your system uses UTF-8 
encoding (i.e. LANG=``de_DE.utf-8'') fig2vect attempts to UTF-8 decode all 
texts. If you use jFig you must turn this off because jFig already decodes 
keyboard events and saves text correctly. For details see the 
http://fig2vect.sourceforge.net/faq.html#h4utf8setdef fig2vect FAQ. 
This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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