[pdftex] Bug in pdfTeX including a bitmap

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at ruf.uni-freiburg.de
Fri Jun 22 02:08:59 CEST 2001

At 18:17 21.06.2001 +0200, Werner Horbelt wrote:

>I'm using pdfTeX (Web2C 7.3.1) 3.14159-0.13d

Very old, current is 0.14h with improved pdf import.

>Everything works fine despite one figure containing a bitmap.
>It was generated as a portable graymap and converted into eps
>by means of John Bradleys xv and converted into pdf with 
>epstopdf --nocompress

pdfTeX can use bitmaps in formats jpg or png directly.

>The standalone graphics looks ok in acrobat reader, but when it is
>included in the tex-file, the generated .pdf has two errors:

* pdfTeX is too old
* try to convert to png or jpg.

At 23:12 21.06.2001 +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>what version of gs?

I assume that Suse is used, so it will be at most 5.50.
Versions greater than 6.01 will be much better, because
they can convert eps files that use type1 fonts into
pdf files without converting the vector fonts to
unreadable bitmap fonts.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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