[tex-k] dvips produces postscript which bombs out

Volker Kuhlmann hidden at paradise.net.nz
Fri May 23 20:22:34 CEST 2003

dvips(k) 5.92b
kpathsea version 3.4.5
Copyright (C) 2001 Radical Eye Software.

tetex 2.0.1, SuSE Linux 8.2

ghostsript 7.05.6

I am trying to produce eps files of bitmap images which contain no
background, i.e. are transparent (with a depth of 1 bit), for inclusion
in latex documents. The images should not obscure those page areas in
which the image is transparent. The eps can be produced with
ImageMagick 5.4.7 as convert img.png eps3:img.eps. It uses eps level 3
language constructs. ghostscript can handle this eps file without
errors (display it, convert to eps or pdf). latex (with the graphics
package) and dvips produce a ps file which causes ghostscript to
produce an error and stop processing the file.

There is a copy of the files involved at (95k)

logo.eps	eps lvl3 file produced by IM
logo.ps		produced by dvips
logo-pdf.pdf	produced by pdflatex (but uses logo2.png and logo3.pdf)

Is this an error with dvips (because ghostscript can handle the file)?



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