[texhax] latex vs. pdflatex
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Oct 16 09:25:03 CEST 2003
Haruhiko Okumura writes:
> OT, but we Japanese have to live with dvi->pdf because there's no
> multibyte extension to pdfTeX but a good one to dvipdfm:
i don't believe it _is_ off-topic. omega has moved _so_ slowly, that
we're still faced with their assertion that a pdf-omega is "for future
study". i suspect all of us would be using it, were it available.
i'm told regular dvipdfm deals with odvi files, but all power to the
arm of the dvipdfmx people, i say. true to the tex tradition of
> I can't find any quality degradation compared with another path from
> dvi to PDF: dvips + (ps2pdf or Distiller). Distiller tends to produce
> smaller PDFs, though.
dvipdfm is a good program, no-one would deny that.
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