[pdftex] Is \pdfprotrudechars=1 different from =2?

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Fri Feb 18 08:49:55 CET 2005

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 EvilborisNet at netscape.net wrote:

> There seems, according to the manual, that there is no corresponding
> three-state switch for
>            \pdfprotrudechars

In the "new" 1.21a manual version (e. g. as shipped with teTeX-3.0 or on
CTAN) the differenct cases 0, 1, and >1 are described (but not yet very

> PS. \begin{rant} The manual I got off www.pdftex.org seems to refer to
> 1.20a.  I think I followed the pointer from www.pdftex.org, namely
> http://www.tug.org/applications/pdftex/pdftex-l.pdf. I was hoping it
> would match the current version of PDFTeX, but it does not.  I have
> 1.20b and I think 1.21a is current. \end{rant}

Needs update.
Pick. e. g. ftp.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/pdftex/manual/pdftex-l.pdf

> PPS. Could I put in a "feature request"? Putting the version the
> manual refers to in some more prominent place (like on the cover page)
> rather than in small font someplace in the introduction (section
> 1.1.)?  Or is it just my old age and not so good eyes?

Thanks, noted (i had thought about this one), will do in next revision.
It's also rather silly that the date string is auto-generated from
\the\year etc.

Regards, Hartmut (short-sighted)

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