[tex-live] pdflatex - includegraphics - extensions

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Fri Jun 12 18:44:13 CEST 2009

Works fine for me (Win/32 implementation);
which implementation are you using ?

Philip Taylor
teli at mails.selgrad.org wrote:

> Today i stumbled upon a pdflatex behaviour that i would consider a bug,
> though this might not be general consensus :)
> I'm \includegraphics'ing a few images that show different stages of a
> process. The files are named blah.1.jpg, blah.2.jpg, and so on, which
> leads to the following error message:
> 	Unknown graphics extension: .1.jpg
> If I rename the files to blah-n.jpg it works well, as expected, even if
> I include the files from ~/.hidden/blah-n.jpg. Nevertheless, personally,
> I think that, if one has to rely on something like file extensions a
> backwards pattern matching would be more appropriate, as filenames
> containing dots are not that uncommon.
> Is the described behaviour intentional or possibly subject to change?
> It's quite easy to get around it, but I don't like arbirary limitations
> of this kind, unless, of course, there is a good reason ;)

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