[texhax] shear transform

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Wed May 18 23:37:50 CEST 2011

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

> Whether xetex contains any gpl'd code (e.g., from pdftex), I don't know,
> but I wouldn't rule it out.

Actually the problem for me is not the GPL, but the commercial license of
Ghostscript.  That puts restrictions on redistributing the software, though
I don't know the details.

> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=xetex_download
> As Reinhard replied, that's for the code that Jonathan wrote.

I'm certainly not a lawyer, but the wording of the statement does not appear
to limit the redistribution rights to just one portion of XeTeX or another.

In any case, this is somewhat off my original topic.  Is there any other
way, more direct than PSTricks, to, for example, apply a shear transform to
a block of text on a page?


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