[tex-live] TeX-live updates on Solaris10?

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Aug 14 04:24:01 CEST 2010

On 13 August 2010 Michael E. Thomadakis wrote:

 > Hi Reinhard,
 > I post some times on the web HTML versions of articles I write with
 > TeX, using the .png versions of the figures.

For bitmap graphics (photographs) .png or .jpeg is fine, but I don't
think that it's a good idea to convert vector graphics to bitmaps.  I
assume that most web browsers support .svg nowadays, which is the
preferred file format for Scalable Vector Graphics in the internet.

 > I started using OO for convenience since Xfig is now too far behind
 > for one to be able to work quickly with complex figures. I wanted
 > to have a common basis to generate .pdf and .eps to include in the
 > latex document. I am used to including .eps (Xfig or gnuplot). I am
 > now noving to .pdf and pdflatex so I was trying to see what's the
 > best way to draw and export once and then get correct .pdf .eps and
 > .png;
 > Unfortunately, exporting a figure to pdf directly from OO basically
 > generates an entire page. 

Is the whole page visible, without being clipped?

 > The fonts and the antialiasing look good though. At the same time
 > expoting .eps even tough the BB seems to be OK, fonts look horribly
 > and even line drawings look antialiased. OO does a great job
 > exporting to .png.

...but line drawings are not scalable then.

You can always get the BoundingBox:

   gs -sDEVICE=bbox .........

 > Anyway after several trial and error attempts I ended up with the
 > sequence below which seems to generate correct BB for .pdf and
 > correctly looking fonts for the .eps figures.

Which "sequence below"?

 > inkscape is not easily portable to Solaris10 (yes I am a die hard
 > old-schooler). I have seen it on windows and linux and looks
 > good. I would love to use it on Solaris10 one day.

Did you consider to bother Solaris10 developers?


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