[texhax] includegraphics and image scaling

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Fri Dec 10 16:44:17 CET 2010

On 12/10/10 10:30 AM, Paul Isambert wrote:
> Le 10/12/2010 12:31, Peter Davis a écrit :
>> On 12/10/2010 6:11 AM, Martin Schröder wrote:
>>> 2010/12/10 Peter Davis<pfd at pfdstudio.com>:
>>>> If I could use the fontspec package with pdfTeX, I'd switch to 
>>>> that.  As is,
>>> You could try lualatex. :-)
>> I've considered it.  Why the smiley face?
> Probably because pdfTeX + what fontspec gives access to (+ bunches of 
> other things) = LuaTeX (LuaLaTeX when used with the LaTeX format). And 
> LuaTeX users tend to see LuaTeX as the solution to most existing 
> problems, including probably world poverty, hence our smiles that 
> never fade and our air of commiseration toward people who're stuck 
> with other engines.

Thanks, Paul.  As I mentioned, I have considered LuaTeX.  It does, 
indeed, look very promising.  However, from what I gathered from various 
Web sites and lists, it's still a work in progress.  Robustness and 
performance are not at the level of other engines at this point.  Would 
you agree with that assessment?

I'd be very happy to use something that solves world poverty, but it has 
to hold up in a demanding print production environment.


Peter Davis
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