[pstricks] Pstricks and pdftex

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Sun Sep 29 21:11:36 CEST 2002

On Sun, 2002-09-29 at 18:31, MicroPress Inc. wrote:

> 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?

No. I agree, the pstricks driver for ConTeXt would be a non-trivial

> IMHO, not very interesting, since (1) svg is a "static" language: no loops,
> for example; thus
> much of pstricks not be useful and (2) the best part of svg is animation/js
> which would be 
> stripped off in a such interpreter.
both true. but also true of PDF inclusions in TeX, no?

> More interesting application would be to
> supplement 
> existing pstricks with some animation and then compile into SVG. Current
> VTeX (which 
> does have SVG mode) includes some early examples of how this can be done.

ah, interesting. I am glad to hear you are doing SVG

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