[OS X TeX] TeXShop 2.07
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Jan 10 20:56:37 EST 2006
On Jan 11, 2006, at 00:06, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 10 Jan 2006, at 10:33 pm, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>> On 10 Jan 2006, at 23:17, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>>> Am 10.01.2006 um 22:58 schrieb Maarten Sneep:
>>>> OK. So the solution is to fix the software that created these
>>>> (atend) files. Would the last bounding box in the file be the
>>>> outer-most one (and therefore the bounding box you're looking for?)
>>>> If I understand PS correctly, only the first bounding box should
>>>> make a difference, so replacing the other %%BoundingBox: (atend)
>>>> lines with the final bounding box should do no harm.
>>> This is part of the offcial EPSF documentation (5002.EPSF_Spec.pdf):
>>> The DSC elementary type (atend) may be used to defer bounding box
>>> data to the end of the EPS file. This means an application may need
>>> parse through the %%Trailer comments to obtain the bounding box
>> So that should be the last one in the file, and the first (atend)
>> should be replaced. Slightly different script, but not too hard.
> Another "gotcha" if you're aiming for a reasonably robust script:
> line-end conventions.
> An EPS file might have Unix, DOS, or Mac line-ends; PostScript doesn't
> care. But typical Unix tools like grep probably won't deal with this
> very well. Worse still, the line ends might vary within the file,
> especially if (for example) someone used classic Mac software to
> create an EPS, placing in it another EPS that was created on Windows.
> All sorts of weird and wonderful combinations are possible.
> You might be tempted to run something that normalizes the line-ends,
> but that's dangerous too, as there could be binary data within the
> EPS. So a more cautious approach is needed.
Hence epstopdf ;-) When I patched it a while back, this line ending
stuff was the main job (and within perl restrictions as we could not
set the EOL char to a regexp yet).
But I'd gladly drop it if something better came along.
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