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

Jonathan Fine J.Fine at open.ac.uk
Wed Sep 14 13:19:56 CEST 2005

"Martin Schröder" <martin at oneiros.de> wrote in message
news:20050909211325.GD21252 at lucien.oneiros.kn-bremen.de...
> On 2005-09-09 16:00:50 +0100, Jonathan Fine wrote:
> > TeX (written by Don Knuth) is renowned for its stability.
> > Many users value this quality very highly.
> >
> > It seems that the microtypographic capabilities of pdfTeX have not
> > reached the same degree of stability.
> They have changed since the millenium. If that is a problem for
> you, don't use it.

Martin, you may have missed the point.

My problem is not the lack of stability of these features.
After all, I do not use them.

My problem is that as a side effect of enabling these features,
documents that previously worked might be broken.

And these are documents that do not use these features.

I don't think I've got anything to add, beyond this.


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