# Bug#2104: dvips doesn't provide color

Package: dvipsk
Version: 5.58f-3

I have tried two approaches to obtaining color output from dvips,
and both produce only black and white.

The first method uses the older(?) colordvi package:

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage{colordvi}
\begin{document}
\background{GreenYellow}
\textSalmon
Some text.
\end{document}

In this case, dvips never sends a special.pro or a color.pro header to
the output file.  Only texc.pro is sent.  I can force the inclusion of
texc, special, and color by using the -h option on the dvips command
line, but the outcome is the same.  (See below.)

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The second method I've tried is to use the LaTeX-2e color package:

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage[dvips]{color}
\begin{document}
\pagecolor[named]{GreenYellow}
\textcolor[named]{Salmon}{
Some text.
}
\end{document}

In this case, dvips sends texc.pro, then special.pro, then color.pro to
the output file.
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In both cases, the output file can be read and presented by ghostscript
(via xv), but it appears in only black and white.

I am using LaTeX-2e, revision 4.

Susan Kleinmann
sgk@sgk.tiac.net