[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
convincing).

> 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?