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

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Thu Sep 8 14:25:53 CEST 2005

"Jonathan Fine" <J.Fine at open.ac.uk> writes:

> "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:
> <snip>
>> > 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.

Then your opinion is irrelevant for the details of accessing pdfeTeX
from LaTeX.

>> 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?

Microtypographic extensions implemented by additional primitives.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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