[pstricks] PSTricks Digest, Vol 79, Issue 18

Herbert Voss Herbert.Voss at FU-Berlin.DE
Sat Aug 29 09:40:26 CEST 2009

John Was schrieb:

> In case it is of any relevance, PSTricks works perfectly (as far as I
> have used it at least) in the latest XeTeX version (as in the TeXLive
> distribution) - XeTeX and its LaTeX flavour XeLaTeX both write PDF files
> directly (like PDFTeX), but they have been tweaked to invoke GhostScript
> on the fly so that the background processing is invisible to the user
> and the resultant PDF has the PSTricks code correctly rendered without
> any further intervention.
> I *think* it will normally be the case the PDFTeX files should process
> perfectly well unde XeTeX, since XeTeX has available to it all the fonts
> that are loaded on the system.

XeTeX runs dvipdfmx. The same is possible with pst2pdf,
which extracts all pspicture and postscript environments
and runs them as stand alone documents with the same
preamble than the main document. The images are then
imported as pdf into the last pdflatex run.


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