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I am unable to open eps files in my machine. I have attached the screenshots of what happens when try to view a eps file with default pdf viewer and ghost script viewer (gv). The condition is same with all eps files. All of them are working fine in my windows work station. You can see that the ghostviewer gives some error related to the helvetica font. I have same issues while compiling tex files which includes this eps files. It is not at all displayed. All the eps files are generated from MATLAB which I believe embeds helvetica fonts by default.


I checked generic eps files from internet, they work fine. So, the ones with a particular font embedding won't work. Any help will be really appreciated.

The distribution is fuduntu 2013.1.

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How did you create the EPS file? Are you sure it is valid? Do you experience this problem with ALL eps files, also ones that normally show at other systems? Also, you may want to provide some more information of distribution, versions of tools etc that may be relevant. – Bernhard Feb 28 '13 at 6:04
@Bernhard Thanks for replying. Please see the edit. – dineshdileep Feb 28 '13 at 6:16
If the font is embedded, gv would find it. – vonbrand Feb 28 '13 at 12:47
Maybe the place where Matlab find the font is not accessible for other. – dineshdileep Feb 28 '13 at 13:19

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