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

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Thu Sep 8 15:38:03 CEST 2005

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

> Actually, as I wrote, microtype.sty (or any package) could in principle
> be used even with pdftex-dvi.tex enabled -- and perhaps it will even
> happen.

One can already use the 'DVIoutput' option of microtype.sty and then use
pdflatex to produce a DVI file, but that makes parallel output of DVI
and PDF at least difficult. Of course, microtype.sty could be changed to
check for one of the not-masked \pdf... primitives first, but I think a
check for the value of \pdfoutput would still be needed, since
microtype.sty as different defaults for PDF and DVI output. I am not
sure if these changes would be ready before the 2005 release ...


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