[tex-live] huge extraneous eps file in tlnet

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 11:26:18 CEST 2018

2018-06-08 9:33 GMT+02:00 Michael Shell <list1 at michaelshell.org>:

> On Thu, 7 Jun 2018 11:58:13 +0200
> Herbert Voss <Herbert.Voss at fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> > pdftocairo -eps list.pdf list2.eps
> >
> > the eps is about 24kB
> Interesting utility, Herbert!
> But, there is a problem with it on my system, but it probably is because
> I have not upgraded the poppler tools in a long time.
> On my system, the output eps is clipped at the right side. Adding the
> -W option does not seem to have any effect.
> If there isn't any clipping in your list2.eps, and color information
> is preserved, and conversion of that list2.eps to pdf retains the fonts
> in vector form, I would definitely say that pdftocairo is a winner here.

I am not sure whether it has anything to do with poppler, it probably uses
its own library "cairo". This library is also used in gnuplot and the
output is vector graphic with embedded fonts. It can also embed TrueType
and OpenType fonts.

>   Cheers and thanks,
>   Mike

Zdeněk Wagner
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