Hp2xx for Windows

Hp2xx: convert HP-GL plotter language files




The hp2xx program is a versatile tool to convert vector-oriented graphics data given in Hewlett-Packard's HP-GL plotter language into a variety of popular graphics formats, both vector- and raster-oriented.

The various supported output formats include Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), PCX, IMG, and several formats intended to facilitate the generation of graphics within TeX documents. In addition, hp2xx output is printable on the HP Laserjet/ Deskjet printer series, and it may be used as a HP-GL previewer on many platforms, e.g., X11 and DOS (VGA).

hp2xx first converts all HP-GL data into pure vectors and buffers them internally. It then converts these vectors into a specified output format (vector modes), or rasterizes them (raster modes) on an internal bitmap. In raster modes, hp2xx then translates the bitmap into the output format.




If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  1478964 14 May 2005  ec3ca80d251c3bb640d7243cab2ce270
• Sources Setup  592390 14 May 2005  f33c15862e580ea5e26df93a6c7b2ac3
• Binaries Zip  193871 14 May 2005  57af951d6f1c437fbc16a18812230ce4
• Dependencies Zip  803676 14 May 2005  791a25e186acfd54991896713b94bdd5
• Documentation Zip  597280 14 May 2005  54ace3f31250e86ec615af0de2bf9d72
• Sources Zip  716066 14 May 2005  666ae0b40b8ed712261770c127d1eb92

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page.

You can monitor new releases of the port of this package.

Installation and Usage

Version 3.4.4 does not convert to PDF in truesize format ('hp2xx -t -m pdf ...'). Either use version 3.4.2 or first convert to EPS and then to PDF.

General Installation Instructions

Reported bugs


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.