[pdftex] SVG and pdftex.

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 17:52:21 CET 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> wrote:
> 2009/10/30 John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>:
>> there plans for including it in pdftex?  I can of course convert to pdf
>> in each case but that is an extra step.
> pdfTeX is frozen, so no.
> A patch for luaTeX would probably be welcome, though. :-)
> Best
>   Martin

Out of curiosity I run lualatex (0.40, came with TL2009) over huge
(~2,500 pp) latex document with tons of packages loaded

First, lualatex complained about microtype (which methink should be
expected) and about a couple of utf-8 "bad characters" after I removed
reference to microtype. Removing these bad characters (curled '')
resolved the problem.

Lualatex produced the same 2508 pp as pdflatex with microtype albeit
pdf was 15.8 with lualatex rather than 14.1 with pdflatex. So I
presume that microtype functionality at least partly in luatex

So, I conclude that pdftex 1.5 will never see release as luatex is
backward compatible


Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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