[tex-live] Re: Re: Please drop the DVI-with-pdfTeX hack!

Jonathan Fine J.Fine at open.ac.uk
Thu Sep 8 14:03:03 CEST 2005

"Frank Küster" <frank at kuesterei.ch> wrote in message
news:8764tc4v9u.fsf at alhambra.kuesterei.ch...
> "Jonathan Fine" <J.Fine at open.ac.uk> wrote:


> > Perhaps the microtype tail is trying to wag the dog.
> It's not only microtype, it is every package or document that tries to
> access pdfTeX's additional primitives.  Now that we have decided to use
> pdfTeX as our main engine, we can't say it's just our tail - it's quite
> near to our heart.

For me, TeX is much closer to my heart than pdfTeX and pdfeTeX.

Off-topic:  According to http://www.latex-project.org/intro.html
> LaTeX is based on Donald E. Knuth's TeX typesetting language.

Ralph's draft announcement wrote:
> The advantage of this change is that now packages like microtype.sty can
> be used to produce DVI files with the microtypographical extensions from
> pdfTeX.

In other words, the microtypographic extensions.

But you are saying it is all pdfTeX additional primitives.

Could someone clarify this.  Which is it?


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