1. NAME

tpic2pdftex - convert tpic \\specials for use by pdftex

2. SYNOPSIS

pic -t somefile.pic |

tpic2pdftex > somefile.tex Process somefile.tex by

R pdftex/pdflatex.

3. DESCRIPTION

Experimental

awk script for conversion of

tpic \\specials as produced by

(groff-)pic into

pdfTeX \\pdfliteral sections for further processing by

pdftex.

4. NOTES

Current version: 1.94.

tpic \\special description see e. g.: Goossens, Rahtz, Mittelbach: The LaTeX Graphics Companion, Addison-Wesley, 1997, pp. 464.

5. BUGS

Spline curve shapes not fully authentic (unknown algorithm). Bounding box does not care for line thickness (groff pic feature). Splines might be outside bounding box. Fill color does not work correctly for arrowheads (pic limitation).

6. SEE ALSO

R pic (1),

R grap (1),

R groff (1),

R awk (1),

R pdftex (1).