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Bug#214654: ITP: ps2eps -- Convert PostScript to EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-10-07
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : ps2eps
  Version         : 1.47
  Upstream Author : Roland Bless <roland@bless.de>
* URL             : http://www.telematik.informatik.uni-karlsruhe.de/~bless/ps2eps.html
* License         : GPL
  Description     : Convert PostScript to EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) files

ps2eps is a tool to produce Encapsulated PostScript Files (EPS/EPSF) from
usual one-paged Postscript documents. It calculates correct Bounding Boxes
for those EPS files and filters some special postscript command sequences
that can produce erroneous results on printers.  EPS files are needed for
including (scalable) graphics into TeX (or even Word) documents.  Other
programs like ps2epsi do not calculate the bounding box always correct
(because the values are put on the postscript stack which may get corrupted
by bad postscript code) or rounded it off so that clipping the EPS cut off
some part of the image. Therefore ps2eps uses a resolution of 144 dpi to get
the correct bounding box.

There is an experiemental apt-getable repository at:


I am a bit concerned about namespace pollution, since this package contains
the files:

If there are no objections, I will upload the packages in the site above
without changes.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux laboiss0 2.4.19-686 #1 Mon Nov 18 23:59:03 EST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US

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