[texhax] dvi vs pdf

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 08:47:53 CET 2010

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 11:27 PM, Reinhard Kotucha
<reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

> Instead of archiving .dvi files it's better to archive the .tex
> sources.  Then you can adapt the \specials at least, if necessary.
> In other words: If you insist on DVI, you have to archive all the
> required resources (fonts, graphics, post processors,...) too.

Let look at current decision made by arXiv: they always want source
and default postprocessing used to be ps and now pdf.

The other thing: AFAIK dvi format does not evolve, pdf does. And
expands at the expense of ps and djvu. I do not remember the format it
won the first battle with

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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