[metapost] Different colours in a label

Pétiard François petiard.francois at free.fr
Sat Nov 10 16:49:22 CET 2007

Taco Hoekwater a écrit :
> Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> (Perhaps the functionality has been broken again in version 1.000 and
>> you have too recent binaries then :) - only joking of course :)
>> Well, the banner on my distribution says "% Written by DVItoMP,
>> Version 0.992/color (Web2C 7.5.6)", while the banner on MikTeX says
>> "Written by DVItoMP, Version 1.000 (MiKTeX 2.6)". Perhaps a question
>> should be sent to Christian Schenk, asking about why there is no
>> "/color" in MikTeX's dvitomp :)
> He probably missed the appearance of color support in dvitomp
> because it is implemented in the web2c change file (dvitomp.ch)
> instead of in the main pascal web file.
> Eddie Kohler added that bit of code in texlive in the spring of
> 2004, but it was never properly documented.
> Since dvitomp is a fairly simple program, my crosscompiled win32
> binary should be capable of working as a drop-in replacement for
> the binary from miktex 2.6.
> Quick recipe:
> 1. fetch this zip file:
> http://foundry.supelec.fr/frs/download.php/471/metapost-1.000-windows.zip
> 2. unpack it in a temporary folder
> 3. now locate the executable dvitomp.exe from miktex on your disk
> 4. copy that executable to a safe place
> 5. move dvitomp.exe from the temporary folder over the one from miktex
> 6. try the document
> [7. if it doesn't work, restore the saved miktex binary. In that case,
> you are out of luck]

Thank you very much for your answer but it doesn't work ; dvitomp 
complains it doesn't find texmf.cnf, which doesn't exist in MiKTeX...

So, I'll ask the question to Christian Schenk.

Thank you again.

François Pétiard

petiard.francois at free.fr

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