[pstricks] Problem with psframe and boxsep=false

Herbert Voss LaTeX at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Mon Jul 10 15:28:58 CEST 2006

ARno wrote:
> I have a problem with this code:
> \begin{pspicture}(0,-0.4675)(1.54,0.4675)
> \definecolor{color5b}{rgb}{0.4,0.6,1.0}
> \usefont{T1}{ptm}{m}{n}
> \rput(0.7825,-0.0125){\psframebox[linewidth=0.04,framesep=0.02,
> boxsep=false]{a\psframebox[linewidth=0.04,fillstyle=solid,
> fillcolor=color5b,framesep=0.26,boxsep=false]{bcdef}gh}}
> \end{pspicture}
> the letter 'a' of the first box is hidden by the second box, but 'gh' of 
> the first box is not hidden by the second box. Why ?
> If an answer is that the 'a' is displayed before the second box, so it 
> is hidden by it, I think it is not logic: if a part of  the text of a 
> box is hidden, all the text of this box must be hidden else it is 
> irritating for the user.

no, it is the correct behaviour:

1. a is written
2. the inner box is written with a freamesep and
    a solid fillstyle, which overwrites the a
3. the gh in the outer box is written at their
    original position


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