[Please cc: me on replies]
I'm using Inkscape 0.40 packaged for Debian unstable. If it's an
issue, I'm also using the AFPL-licensed version of ghostscript, version
8.14. I have noticed the following issue, since I started using
Inkscape, with version 0.39.
Whenever I place EPS files into a new Inkscape document, they appear to
be smaller (in pixel size or actual size, based upon bounding box) than
they should be. For example, if I create both an EPS file and an SVG
file produced by the command line version of potrace (which I was using
with inkscape before it was included in the program as of version
0.40), using the exact same options and the exact same input file, they
will import into Inkscape (both 0.39 and 0.40) with different sizes.
The svg imported file will accurately reproduce the size of the EPS
that I see when I use that EPS with other members of my tool chain
(scribus, epstopdf, xpdf, acroread, etc.). Any ideas?
Do you need anything else to quantify this? It appears very
reproducible to me.
Furthermore, when I export EPS from Inkscape (both 0.39 and 0.40), they
appear (at least according to the 'file' utility, to be regular
postscript, rather than encapsulated postscript). Any ideas?
Thanks again for a truly magnificent product. How it has wonderfully
surpassed my expectations.
PS I've given it to 6-8 of my less Linux-aware friends for use on
their Windows boxen in the past few weeks. They are grateful.