- From: "Jon A. Solworth" <solworth parsys cs uic edu>
- To: dia-list gnome org
- Subject: Export
- Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 17:19:58 -0600
I use pdflatex for papers, proposals, and slides.
For slides, I use a dark background, and hence for type to
be visible it must be in something other than black. I use
subscripts, so I would prefer to export to something where
the text is processed by latex. Pdflatex means that figures
should ultimately be translated into pdf.
My problem is I cannot find an appropriate filter.
Many are in various stages of brokenness having nothing to
do with my particular needs. Others, because of my needs are
Here is a list of problems I have with export filters,
1. xfig: lines with arrows on one end give error
messages and convert incorrectly.
2. metapost: its now giving me error messages on
the output it used to process correctly. Does
not support color text.
3. eps: pango fonts rasterize extremely poorly.
Latin type 1 are much better, but I cannot figure
out how to invoke it in a command line (I use a
makefile to build figures.
So what gives? Do people just invoke dia but don't need the
figures for anything?
Otherwise, I really like dia.
Jon A. Solworth
Computer Science Dept. (M/C 152) url: http://parsys.cs.uic.edu/~solworth
University of Illinois at Chicago telephone: (312) 996-0955
851 S. Morgan Rm 1120 SEO FAX: (312) 413-0024
Chicago, IL 60607-7053
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