[XeTeX] Proposed change in color handling

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Jan 2 15:20:59 CET 2006

On 2 Jan 2006, at 1:55 pm, Hans Hagen wrote:

> Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> However, as the current xetex.def driver for LaTeX graphics/color   
>> uses the "x:..." commands, this will need an update. I don't know   
>> what other packages such as ConTeXt may be using at the moment.  
>> So  this is a heads-up to anyone who has written XeTeX support  
>> macros  using the old \specials.... they may be retired (or at  
>> least  deprecated) shortly.
> context is not using the dvips style color mechanisms and never  
> will (there is too much involved in color handling so we need full  
> control)

Then how is color currently implemented when using ConTeXt with XeTeX?

If you're using \special{"x:textcolor=..."}, I don't see why it would  
be difficult to use \special{color rgb ...} instead; or am I missing  
something critical here?


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