[metapost] is it possible to strike glyphs' paths?

Dan Luecking luecking at uark.edu
Fri Jan 28 20:23:12 CET 2011

At 06:49 PM 1/27/2011, Stephan Hennig wrote:

[Oops, forgot to copy the list]

> > My goal is to make a label on the complex picture more legible, but
> > unfilling its bbox cuts too much.
> > The way i use right now is drawing the same picture with white color
> > shifting it slightly in several directions, but i hope there exists a
> > correct way to do it.
>There is a LaTeX package 'contour' that does exactly that, AFAIU.  Maybe
>this helps.

[I tried my best to find this package (using all sorts of searches
on the word "outline" :) but failed.]

This package does its work (when dvips is the backend driver)
by embedding raw postscript code in the dvi file, which makes
its way to the ps file and temporarily redefines the "show"
command. It should surely be possible to do the same in metapost
using the withprescript and withpostscript commands.


Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Fayetteville, Arkansas

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