[tex-live] update to pdftex.def to tale advantage of thetransformation primitives

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Tue Jan 2 08:04:41 CET 2007

On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 11:14:10AM +0900, Akira Kakuto wrote:

> > since the new pdftex has improvements related to transformations:
> > 
> >   - Transformation matrices can now be manipulated more cleanly:
> >     Currently matrix changes are done and hidden inside \pdfliteral nodes;
> >     pdfTeX doesn't parse its contents and does not know the new settings of
> >     the transform matrix. Thus the new primitives to save pdfTeX from
> >     parsing \pdfliteral contents and to notify pdfTeX about matrix changes
> >     to use them in calculating link and anchor positions.
> >     - \pdfsetmatrix{<a> <b> <c> <d>}
> >       is the equivalent to \pdfliteral{<a> <b> <c> <d> 0 0 cm}
> >     - \pdfsave is the equivalent to \pdfliteral{q}
> >     - \pdfrestore is the equivalent to \pdfliteral{Q}
> > 
> > it would be nice to make pdftex.def aware of these new features.
> Attached is the Heiko's 2006/08/28 version. (in a zip file)

Please, don't use this version any more.
An official version is now available: 2007/01/01 v0.04a.

Regarding TeX Live:
It seems that nobody has tested the patch (except me and I am not
finished). The patch solves two long-standing problems, but a
serious risk for bugs remains yet.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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