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From "Wouter de Vaal" <wout...@online.ie>
Subject Re: PDF->PS->PDF with EPS
Date Fri, 09 Jul 2004 17:57:55 GMT
Hi Maestro,

The bug you asked for is commited and the information you posted below looks
correct to me. I hope this
clears up some stuff (but I even hope more that in FOP 1.0 the eps's will
allways show op in
acrobat programs ;-).

Cheers,
Wouter

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clay Leeds" <cleeds@medata.com>
To: <fop-user@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: PDF->PS->PDF with EPS


> Wouter,
>
> FWIW, I would like to add that I've actually changed the graphics page
> already (I haven't COMMITTED the changes so you won't see them on the
> site yet). Please read the changes below, and help me make certain it
> adequately addresses the issue. I'm posting the entire EPS section
> below (the main addition is the new <warning> item toward the
> bottom--does anything else need to be changed?):
>
> <section id="eps">
>    <title>EPS</title>
>    <p>FOP provides support for two output targets:</p>
>    <ul>
>      <li>PostScript (full support).</li>
>      <li>
>        PDF (partial support). Due to the lack of a built-in PostScript
> interpreter, FOP
>        can only embed the EPS file into the PDF. Acrobat Reader will not
> currently display
>        the EPS (it doesn't have a PostScript interpreter, either) but it
> will be shown
>        correctly when you print the PDF on a PostScript-capable printer.
> PostScript devices
>        (including <link
> href="http://www.ghostscript.com/">GhostScript</link>) will render the
> EPS correctly.
>      </li>
>    </ul>
>    <warning>When using <link
> href="http://www.ghostscript.com/">GhostScript</link> to display inline
> EPS, it has been <link
> href="http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=108912901400002&r=1&w=2">reported
> that more recent versions have problems rendering inline EPS</link>.
> Therefore it is recommended to use <link
> href="http://www.ghostscript.com/doc/gnu/gnu706.htm">Ghostscript
> 7.06</link>. If anyone has a solution to this problem, please send an
> e-mail to the FOP-User <link
> href="http://xml.apache.org/fop/maillist.html">mailing
> list</link>.</warning>
>    <p>
>      Other output targets can't be supported at the moment because
>      FOP lacks a PostScript interpreter.
>    </p>
> </section>
>
> I would also like to add, that my reason for asking Wouter to create a
> Bugzilla entry also deals with the fact that it would be nice to 'fix'
> the underlying problem (not just document it! :-D), and if we don't
> have a bugzilla report, it might not end up on our 'radar'...
>
> Thanks in advance for reporting this and any help you can provide!
>
> Web Maestro Clay
>
> On Jul 8, 2004, at 7:25 AM, Clay Leeds wrote:
> > On Jul 8, 2004, at 12:08 AM, Wouter de Vaal wrote:
> >> Thanx! We switched from 8.11 to 7.06 and it also works with us now!
> >>
> >> Maybe something to add on the site?
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >> Wouter de Vaal
> >
> > Would you please file a BUG in bugzilla[1] so this issue can be
> > tracked? It would help if you could test using other versions of
> > Ghostscript, and include that information in your report.
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Web Maestro Clay
> >
> > [1]
> > http://xml.apache.org/fop/bugs.html
> >
> >
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