BSD-3-Clause licensed by Peter Thiemann
Maintained by Franklin Chen
This version can be pinned in stack with:Ebnf2ps-1.0.15@sha256:5506b6638bfc66e5a82a8aa075d58b380d2293fbd415e8cd35a2782bbd9bc37f,2520

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Ebnf2ps generates nice looking syntax diagrams in EPS and FIG format from EBNF specifications and from yacc, bison, and Happy input grammars. The diagrams can be immediatedly included in TeX/LaTeX documents and in texts created with other popular document preparation systems.


The latest version of the manual is available in doc.pdf.

Two environment variables may need to be set:

  • Find out where your TeX installation stores .afm-files (Adobe font metric files). Then set the environment variable AFMPATH when running the program. The .afm-files are absolutely necessary. If you don’t find them complain to your system administrator or get them yourself. One possible source is here.

  • Set the environment variable RGBPATH to contain the directory where your X installation stores its color data base (usually /usr/lib/X11). There are fallback color definitions for the 8 digital colors (black, white, blue, green, cyan, red, magenta, yellow), so nothing needs be done if that’s enough for you.

    Note: for Mac OS X, the default /opt/X11/share/X11 has been provided and will work automatically, if you have installed X using XQuartz.


With Peter Thiemann’s permission, I am now maintaining this package, starting with version 1.0.12.

I first used this software in 1995 (!), so it was a nostalgia trip finding it again in 2014 and reviving it. PostScript is no longer in fashion, but one can still use this tool and then convert PostScript to PDF.