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CTAN update: dvipng

Date: January 6, 2020 9:12:44 PM CET
Jan-Åke Larsson submitted an update to the dvipng package. Version number: 1.17 License type: lgpl3 Summary description: A fast DVI to PNG/GIF converter Announcement text:
Release notes for version 1.17 of the dvipng package: This program makes PNG graphics from DVI files as obtained from TeX and its relatives. This is a bugfix release that re-enables PK font rendering and enables gamma printout and interactive mode startup without DVI. Report any bugs you find, see README for instructions.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/dviware/dvipng More information is at https://www.ctan.org/pkg/dvipng
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Erik Braun
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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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