Diagonal text (n.2)
rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Sun May 26 16:51:27 CEST 2019
Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk> writes:
> On 26/05/2019 14:52, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> Very simple in LaTeX:
>> but how about the same in plain TeX? I suppose box rotating is involving,
>> but in TeXBook I don't see anything about \hboxes or \vboxes rotation...
>> Thanks for any help,
> Rotation requires \special's, which therefore don't get mentioned in The
> TeXbook. One could do the grind oneself, but easier is to use the generic
> ability of the LaTeX graphicx package:
> \input graphicx %
Thanks, Philip and Joseph. The solution proposed by Joseph works fine
although, as pointed out by Philip:
"There is (to the best of my belief) no specification of rotation in
the DVI specification, and therefore pure TeX could never accomplish
such a thing."
...the result is seen in the final PDF output but not in dvi. In fact, when
opening the simple above example in xdvi, it says:
$ xdvi test
xdvi: Warning: PS code on page 1 may contain rotation, which is not supported by xdvi
xdvi.bin: Warning: Raw Postscript commands on page 1 may be rendered incorrectly.
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