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RE: Displaying eps images with Apache FOP 0.93

From: Iskren Pushkarov <iskrensp@sirma.bg>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 12:51:55 +0300
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Thanks again, Camille.
I will try ghostscript.

Iskren

-----Original Message-----
From: Camille Bégnis [mailto:camille@neodoc.biz] 
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:36 PM
To: Iskren Pushkarov
Subject: Re: Displaying eps images with Apache FOP 0.93

Iskren Pushkarov wrote:
>  Thanks for this advice.
> I'm now searching for conversion tool.
> 
> Can you recommend me something, if you have
> some experience with such a conversion ?

There's ghostscript, but I use it under Linux, dunno about the windows
version:

http://www.boutell.com/wusage/optional/gswin.html

Camille.

P.S. I advise you to reply to the list, should this thread be of help to
someone else.

> The best I found till now is Adobe Normalizer, because
> it can be embedded within developer application,
> but however it's not free.
> 
> Regards, 
> Iskren 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Camille Bégnis [mailto:camille@neodoc.biz] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:10 AM
> To: Iskren Pushkarov
> Cc: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Displaying eps images with Apache FOP 0.93
> 
> Hi,
> 
> converting .eps to .pdf will allow you to retain the vectorized form
> instead of bitmap with gif or jgp
> 
> Camille.
> 
> Iskren Pushkarov wrote:
>>  
>>
>>  Hi all,
>>
>>  
>>
>> I’m trying from a while to display some eps images in a pdf book, but
>>
>> actually what happens is only like embedding them – it appears a blank
> space
>> with different dimensions, where the images are supposed to be.
>>
>>  
>>
>> And then I read this
>>
>> http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/0.93/graphics.html#eps
>>
>>
>>     *EPS*
>>
>> FOP provides support for two output targets:
>>
>>     * PostScript (full support).
>>     * 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 GhostScript) will render the EPS correctly.
>>
>> Other output targets can't be supported at the moment because FOP lacks
>> a PostScript interpreter. Furthermore, FOP is not able to parse the
>> preview bitmaps sometimes contained in EPS files.
>>
>>  
>>
>>  
>>
>> So, it’s not possible to achieve what I’m trying, regarding to above
>> mentioned. Am I right ?
>>
>> As a workaround the only one I  got in mind is to convert eps images to
>> gif, jpg.
>>
>> I will appreciate any suggestions, comments, help on the topic.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>>  
>>
> 
> 
> 
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