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CTAN package update: dvipng

Date: May 10, 2008 7:32:44 AM CEST
This package has been updated and should soon work its way through the system. Thank you, Jim Hefferon Saint Michael's College ........................................................................ The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: dvipng Author's name: Jan-Åke Larsson Location on CTAN: /dviware/dvipng Summary description: A fast DVI to PNG/GIF converter License type: lgpl Announcement text:
Release notes for version 1.10 of the dvipng package: This program makes PNG graphics from DVI files as obtained from TeX and its relatives. >From v 1.10, dvipng will be available under the LGPL. The main code addition is limited support for literal PostScript specials, using gs. Other changes include internal changes to the DVI stack, DVI flags, some build issues on AIX and glyph-index-checking fixes. Report any bugs you find, see README for instructions.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/dviware/dvipng . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/dvipng (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

dvipng – A fast DVI to PNG/GIF converter

This program makes PNG and/or GIF graphics from DVI files as obtained from and its relatives. Its benefits include:

  • Speed. It offers very fast rendering of DVI as bitmap files, which makes it suitable for generating large amounts of images on-the-fly, as needed in preview-latex, WeBWorK and others;
  • It does not read the postamble, so it can be started before finishes. There is a --follow switch that makes dvipng wait at end-of-file for further output, unless it finds the POST marker that indicates the end of the DVI;
  • Interactive query of options. dvipng can read options interactively through stdin, and all options are usable. It is even possible to change the input file through this interface.
  • Support for PK, VF, PostScript Type1, and TrueType fonts, colour specials, and inclusion of PostScript, PNG, JPEG or GIF images.

Copyright2002–2020 Jan-Åke Larsson
MaintainerJan-Åke Larsson



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