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hp2xx is a versatile tool to convert vector-oriented graphics data given in Hewlett-Packard's HP-GL (a.k.a. HPGL) plotter language into a variety of popular both vector- and raster-oriented graphics formats. The various supported output formats include Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), PCX, IMG, and several formats intended to facilitate the generation of graphics within TeX documents. In addition, hp2xx output is printable on the HP Laserjet/Deskjet printer series, and it may be used as a HP-GL previewer on many platforms, e.g. X11 and DOS (VGA).

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Recent releases

  •  23 Jun 2003 21:26

    Release Notes: Optional support for TrueType fonts. Improved handling of multi-image files. Numerous bugfixes.

    •  25 Apr 2002 18:18

      Release Notes: Fixes for image scaling and positioning in EPS and PDF modes, and better color support in the raster image modes. Several bugs in the polygon drawing code were corrected, and a syntax error in the DXF output was fixed. The commandline parser should be more robust now, and the missing option for SVG output has been added. The HPGL commands AC and CT are now supported, and JPEG output was added.

      •  28 Jan 2002 19:07

        Release Notes: Several plotter fonts (western European languages, PCL math/symbol fonts) and BZ/BR command support were added. The X11 preview, PCX, and Esc/P2 output modes have been improved, and new output modules for DXF, EMF, PDF, and SVG have been added. Several bugs related to portability, page positioning, and HPGL command interpretation have been fixed.

        •  13 Feb 2001 23:35

          Release Notes: Support for HPGL/2 polygon fill and arc commands, improved linetype and penwidth handling, rewritten PCX output, an initial Epson Esc/P2 driver, and many bugfixes.


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