[tex-live] texmf-dist/doc/xelatex/xltxtra/xltxtra.pdf

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Sat Jan 20 18:50:08 CET 2007

On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 01:01:15PM -0400, George N. White III wrote:

> On 1/20/07, Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> >On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 09:31:39PM +0100, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> >
> >
> >> But I will upload fixed versions next days
> >
> >No need, the pdf files are correct, it is a bug of ghostscript.
> Unfortunately, many of the TL target audience will have difficulty
> avoiding buggy versions of gs.  Many *n*x users are strongly
> encouraged to stick with the gs version their vendor provides (linux
> users often get ESP ghostscript with CUPS).  Even if a user installs a
> new gs, the print system may rely on the older version, which
> sometimes has device support not included in default compiles or in
> GPL versions.

I think, the main *viewers* are AR and xpdf. The documents
are intended for reading, searching, but not for wasting paper.
But I have already provided another set of PDF files.
>From the README:

| Hints for users of old PDF viewer software (AR <= 5) that cannot
| read PDF-1.5 files. Only the PDF files in oberdiek-tds.zip uses
| the compression features of PDF-1.5 to get smaller file sizes.
| If you must support older PDF viewers, then use the PDF files in
| the CTAN directory that do not use the new compression features.

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

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