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FIGFRAG - convert FIG to EPS replacing all text by its LaTeX equivalent.

Latest features:
  - color support
  - fontstyle support

1. Why figfrag?  

The idea of figfrag started when I wanted to use LaTeX commands in
xfig figures. So far, nothing new: use the special text options in
xfig and use the pstex backend. However, I also wanted to create
standalone EPS figures which consequently should be converted to PDF
in order to use the figures with pdflatex. So I wrote a first script
based on the pstex backend, but soon switched to use the psfrag package 
instead and, voila, the first version of figfrag was born. 

2. Requirements

To use figfrag you need the following:
- the fig2dev program (http://www.xfig.org) 
- a working (La)TeX environment
- the psfrag, epsfig, graphics, color, calc and ifthen packages
- perl (I use version 5.6.1, and I haven't tried other versions)
- the epscrop script (uses bash and awk)

3. Usage

See the help text (figfrag -h). For best results enable the use of 
Type1 for Computer Modern fonts. This results in scalable (non bitmapped
version) text and math.

4. Bugs

Plenty of course ;-) I just haven't found them yet. Be warned: I have
only been able to test figfrag on my own machine (Linux - Debian 3.0).

5. Acknowledgements

Thanks to Hylke van Dijk and Jacco Taal for their valuable comments, 
support and patches.

Have fun with it!
Maarten Ditzel (ditzel@cobalt.et.tudelft.nl)

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figfrag – Convert xfig figures with embedded commands to EPS

Figfrag generates EPS from xfig figures replacing all text with its equivalent. Consequently, the EPS may be converted to PDF for use with pdf. Figfrag includes support for colour and font style.

LicensesGNU General Public License
MaintainerMaarten Ditzel
TopicsGraphics text
Graphics prep
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