[tex-live] What is the right way to include eps in latex for pdf generating?

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Mon Nov 10 14:18:10 CET 2014

Because .eps is not a supported extension for use with pdflatex.


are supported.

AFAIK pdflatex does not contain features to determine the file type from the file it self. It looks at the extension.

This is why one of the other suggestions in the thread will work. The one where you tell pdflatex that if it encounters an unknown extension, then assume mps

In standard LaTeX you have the same thing, *everything* is assumed to be EPS no matter the extension.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: Askar Safin [safinaskar at mail.ru]
Sent: 10 November 2014 13:48
To: Lars Madsen
Cc: TeX Live; Akira Kakuto
Subject: Re[2]: [tex-live] What is the right way to include eps in latex for pdf generating?

> AFAIR MPS is simplyfied EPS. Sort of EPS with more restrictions.
Okey, so why the right way of including metapost to pdf/latex ( http://math.berkeley.edu/~vojta/tex/samp-l/mpost.html ) works when specifying .mps extension and stops to work when using .eps extension? (Proof: http://paste.debian.net/131115 ).
(Also, in fact, I don't understand recent Akira's letter about "prologues")

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