[XeTeX] Version 0.87 released

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Sep 27 15:32:30 CEST 2004

On 27 Sep 2004, at 7:07 am, Christopher Creutzig wrote:

> Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> Not quite: I don't have a way to embed arbitrary PDF code.
>  It may be a sign of my extremely limited knowledge of pdf, but: Why 
> not?  What stops the dvx2pdf converter from "simply" passing through 
> all specials starting with "pdf:"?

Because xdv2pdf doesn't directly generate the PDF output. It renders 
the document by drawing in a CoreGraphics (Quartz2D) context with a PDF 
destination, but the actual PDF generation is done by the OS X 
CoreGraphics subsystem. And CG doesn't offer APIs to insert arbitrary 
PDF fragments into the generated stream.


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