[XeTeX] Version 0.87 released

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Sep 23 00:43:20 CEST 2004

On 22 Sep 2004, at 11:30 pm, Adam Lindsay wrote:

> Jonathan Kew said this at Wed, 22 Sep 2004 22:06:07 +0100:
>> Not quite: I don't have a way to embed arbitrary PDF code.
>> What happens is that the xdv2pdf driver writes an auxiliary file 
>> called
>> "<jobname>.pdf.marks" containing a record of the location and text of
>> all \specials that begin "pdf:", and then runs a post-processing 
>> script
>> called xdv2pdf_mergemarks (it's Perl, you can go read it!)
> Cool, thanks! I'm working through it, and I think I can extrapolate 
> from
> hdvipdfm.def and that script. ConTeXt generally uses "ann" instead of
> "bann/eann", but then Apple's Preview.app doesn't see all of ConTeXt's
> links anyway.

OK, that's a good reason to extend the script to support "ann" as well; 
I'll try to get to that soon--or you're welcome to do it first! And 
suggestions for further PDF specials that could be supported via this 
post-processing approach are welcome, too.


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