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Re: Displaying eps images with Apache FOP 0.93

From: Camille Bégnis <camille@neodoc.biz>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 10:10:06 +0200
Message-ID: <46B1915E.2020802@neodoc.biz>
To: Iskren Pushkarov <iskrensp@sirma.bg>
CC: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
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
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> http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/0.93/graphics.html#eps
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> 
>     *EPS*
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> 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.
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>  
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> 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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