Language and Page Formatting Options
Updated transfig packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The transfig utility creates portable documents that can be printed in a wide variety of environments. The utility converts the FIG files produced by the Xfig editor to other formats by creating a makefile that can translate the FIG files and the figures in the PIC format into a specified LaTeX graphics language, for example PostScript.
- Prior to this update, the PostScript files generated by the transfig utility incorrectly were reported to conform to the PostScript document structuring conventions (DSC). As a consequence, printing from the Xfig editor and printing the PostScript files generated by transfig could result in blank pages. A patch that improves the DSC conformance has been applied to address this bug, and the Xfig drawings are printed as expected in the aforementioned cases.
Users of transfig are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.