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Deal with DOS binary EPS files

A Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file may given in a special binary format to support the inclusion of a thumbnail. This file format, commonly known as DOS EPS format starts with a binary header that contains the positions of the possible sections:

  • Postscript (PS);
  • Windows Metafile Format (WMF); and
  • Tag Image File Format (TIFF).
The PS section must be present and either the WMF file or the TIFF file should be given.

The package provides a Perl program that will extract any of the sections of such a file, in particular providing a ‘text’-form EPS file for use with (La)TeX.

The author is Heiko Oberdiek. The package is Copyright © 2011 Heiko Oberdiek.

License: artistic Version: 1.2 Catalogued: 2015-08-03