PIL vs eps

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Feb 27 16:53:07 EST 2002

In article <just-B1FF7B.22204827022002 at newszilla.xs4all.nl>, Just van
Rossum <just at xs4all.nl> writes
>In article <mailman.1014835309.1869.python-list at python.org>,
> <brueckd at tbye.com> wrote:
>> Forgive me if I'm totally off my rocker, but I think by definition eps
>> files should *not* have a showpage and it is technically correct that
>> nothing gets rendered unless you have a showpage command. EPS is
>> "encapsulated postscript" - postscript that you intend to encapsulate or
>> embed in another document, so showpage would muck things up.
>The EPS spec says showpage is optional, and that the surrounding ps code 
>should redefine showpage as a no-op.
>  http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/pdfs/tn/5002.EPSF_Spec.pdf
so I guess that EPSPlugin isn't going to be able to handle some eps
files. Indeed the sample .eps that came with ghostscript didn't have a
Robin Becker

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