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CTAN update: dvipng

Date: March 17, 2010 7:54:14 PM CET
This should within a day be at your local mirror. Jim Hef{}feron Saint Michael's College ......................................................................... The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: dvipng Version number: 1.13 Author's name: Jan-Åke Larsson Summary description: dvipng - A fast DVI to PNG/GIF converter. License type: lgpl Announcement text:
This release adds the possibility to report the output image width. Other than that, a segfault occuring from faulty DVIs has been removed, and a number of build issues have been corrected.
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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