[OS X TeX] strange behavior

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at gmail.com
Fri May 22 20:44:44 CEST 2020

On 5/22/20 2:41 AM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> The problem seems to be with Ghostscript.


> but if I open the DVI with Okular the DVI is OK 

I read here


that «dvipdf is no alternative, because it cannot handle the PostScript 
prologue files. Use always dvips and then ps2pdf».

So I did that, first commenting out

     % \usepackage{epstopdf}
     % \DeclareGraphicsRule{.tif}{png}{.png}{`convert #1 `dirname 
#1`/`basename #1 .tif`.png}

because we're not using pdfLaTex, but with the same bad result, as it is 
using also GhostScript (see Test_of_figure_latex->dvips->ps2pdf).

But I also read on the Web that XeLaTeX can do the job, and indeed it 
does! (See Test_of_figure_xelatex.)

It takes several seconds with lots of

     pstODEsolve (RKF45),
     -/+ failed/successful step, "o" output step, "!" step size 
underflow (stop)

but it seems to be OK.


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