[metapost] shading text

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Tue May 8 14:46:42 CEST 2007

[CC'ed back to the metapost list, since this is not only related to

Peter Rolf schrieb:
> Stephan Hennig wrote:
>> [makempy/pstoedit/Ghostscript hang]
>> That is, it seems as if pstoedit calls Ghostscript and that hangs.
>> I've updated to v8.56, recently, and didn't observe any problems
>> with pstoedit and MetaPost with older versions of Ghostscript (in
>> other applications).  What version of Ghostscript are you running?
> also ghostscript 8.56

Could someone with an older version of Ghostscript please check if
pstoedit/Ghostscript hang with the attached example?  That would make it
easier for me deciding where to send the bug report to.

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

input metafun
  graphictext "Outlined  text!" scaled 8
  withfillcolor .7blue;

Name the file outline.mp and process with

>mpost outline
>perl makempy.pl outline

or what's a proper method to run a Perl script on your OS.  (With MiKTeX
you can just say "makempy outline".)

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