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From "Torsten Erler" <er...@net-linx.de>
Subject RE: convert ps->svg
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2002 12:13:43 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Torsten Erler [mailto:erlto@net-linx.de]
> Sent: Mittwoch, 19. Juni 2002 12:28
> To: 'batik-users@xml.apache.org'
> Subject: convert ps->svg
> Hi there
> I've a question about rendering postscript.
> Is there a way to convert ps/eps to svg in batik or does 
> anyone know a (free) tool to do this.
> I need this to preview these files to give the user a chance 
> to cancel the printjob, if the ps file (produced from another 
> application) isn't correct (e.g. spelling mistakes or so). 
> I'm using FOP to generate pdf-files and sometimes there are 
> embedded postscript images inside of these (large) files. 
> The problem is we cannot let the user print a 50-page 
> document to check if the postscript file at page 23 is as 
> expected and trash all if not.
> Now I render this document and the place where the ps-image 
> is located is empty (also in the generated pdf using Acrobat 
> Reader). Only the printed page contains the image. 
> I know that FOP is able to render svg-images, so I've to 
> transcode the 'ps' to 'svg' for a correct preview. 
> To force the client to buy an application like Adobe 
> Illustrator v9.+ to convert the file into svg before 
> previewing is not an option.
> Can anyone help me?
> ThanX in advance Torsten

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