Index of /graphics/figfrag
FIGFRAG - convert FIG to EPS replacing all text by its LaTeX equivalent.
- color support
- fontstyle support
1. Why figfrag?
The idea of figfrag started when I wanted to use LaTeX commands in
xfig figures. So far, nothing new: use the special text options in
xfig and use the pstex backend. However, I also wanted to create
standalone EPS figures which consequently should be converted to PDF
in order to use the figures with pdflatex. So I wrote a first script
based on the pstex backend, but soon switched to use the psfrag package
instead and, voila, the first version of figfrag was born.
To use figfrag you need the following:
- the fig2dev program (http://www.xfig.org)
- a working (La)TeX environment
- the psfrag, epsfig, graphics, color, calc and ifthen packages
- perl (I use version 5.6.1, and I haven't tried other versions)
- the epscrop script (uses bash and awk)
See the help text (figfrag -h). For best results enable the use of
Type1 for Computer Modern fonts. This results in scalable (non bitmapped
version) text and math.
Plenty of course ;-) I just haven't found them yet. Be warned: I have
only been able to test figfrag on my own machine (Linux - Debian 3.0).
Thanks to Hylke van Dijk and Jacco Taal for their valuable comments,
support and patches.
Have fun with it!
Maarten Ditzel (email@example.com)