[pdftex] inclusion of PDF file fails

Jim Diamond Jim.Diamond at acadiau.ca
Wed Jan 25 00:39:28 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 18:31 (-0500), Victor Ivrii wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM, Reinhard Kotucha
> <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
>> On 2012-01-24 at 15:18:55 -0500, john Culleton wrote:

>> PdfTeX aims for stability now.  It already supports everything which
>> can be supported by a system which extends Knuth's TeX,  adding
>> support for Unicode and OTF would mean to write it from scratch, more
>> or less.

>> It's still maintained.  In this respect, it's similar to Knuth's TeX.

>> Is there anything you are missing?

> My limited experience with lualatex shows that it is backward
> compatible with pdflatex and if some front-end comes with the default
> engine lualatex instead of pdflatex, 99% of users would not notice
> this.

You may be correct about 99%, but unfortunately it has the same bug
with \magnification that pdftex had a long time ago.  Namely, using
\magnification also magnifies the page size, unlike TeX, where after a
\magnification the page is still the original page size.


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