[pstricks] Pstricks and pdftex

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Sep 29 21:42:28 CEST 2002

On Sunday 29 September 2002 01:31 pm, MicroPress Inc. wrote:
> At 04:14 PM 9/29/02 +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> >On Sun, 29 Sep 2002 10:18:56 -0400
> >
> >John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> >> Pdftex and Context open new vistas to the TeX user. Unfortunately
> >> they shut the door to the original pstricks. For pdflatex users
> >> there is pdftricks.sty. Is there anything the user of pdftex or
> >> Context can do to utilize pstricks?
> >
> >You'll never be able to harness the full power of PSTricks without
> >having a full PostScript interpreter in pdftex. You might want to
> > look at VTeX, which has such I thing (I gather; I have not tried
> > it).
> It has; but VTeX currently does not have a context driver. Writing
> one should be however considerably less work than coming up with some
> new approach. The other issue is that it is not clear if context
> would work with pstricks at all:
> is it compatible with the color.sty, for example?

I only can afford free implementations. If I were in the position of
spending bucks I could buy InDesign or something like that. I take it
that VTex is a commercial product. 

John Culleton

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