[OS X TeX] EPS to PDF conversion fails in graphicx (but not in preview)

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Dec 4 05:01:28 EST 2010

Am 04.12.2010 um 10:07 schrieb Siep Kroonenberg:

>> The file starts with the hex c5d0d3c6 (or ≈–”Δ as string).  
>> Then
>> comes a SPACE (or 20) followed by three ASCII NUL. So the number is
>> 20,000 hex or 131,072 dec. This leads into the middle of some
>> PostScript code. Then follows 7B50 hex (^G^K^E^@) or 31,568 dec. The
>> "scrappy" last 327,759 bytes then are a TIFF image of the EPS
>> image...
> Byte order. Postscript start is 0x00000020, Postscript length is
> 0x00045ac7. The byte order of these numbers is always little-endian.

How do you come to this figure? When I read the byte sequence ^G^K^E^@  
backwards I get 05B7...

>> And 5002.EPSF_Spec describes this header as "DOS EPS Binary File
>> Header" – why is it produced on a Mac in a Mac-Roman encoding?
> Just try it. It works.

Already tried the last days, few utilities, both AI images, no  
problems encountered! (Right now I let in the background GNU Emacs  
edit the file to leave just the TIFF portion to see whether it's OK –  
with the Mac line endings no UNIX command line tool works and the UNIX  
line endings converted file is not OK...)



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