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CTAN update: dvipng

Date: December 16, 2010 8:12:02 AM CET
This should 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: 1.14 Author's name: Jan-Åke Larsson Summary description: A DVI-to-PNG converter License type: lgpl Announcement text:
Release notes for version 1.14 of the dvipng package: This program makes PNG graphics from DVI files as obtained from TeX and its relatives. This release changes raw PostScript processing to avoid the non-rendering PostScript specials created by hyperref. A command-line switch to turn off raw PostScript rendering has been added. Finally, a few bugs has been fixed, such as correct decoding of the -T switch, a CRLF bug when reading configuration files in Windows, and a few bugs associated to subprocesses. Report any bugs you find, see README for instructions.
This package is at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/dviware/dvipng . Information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/dvipng (it may take a day for the information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . For your 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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