[XeTeX] \special{papersize=...} broken in xelatex? (v0.994a)

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Sat Jun 10 12:23:54 CEST 2006

On Jun 9, 2006, at 4:36 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 9 Jun 2006, at 8:36 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> 1. I updated xe(la)tex via i-Installer. I would have thought that
>> would do the trick. No? Is geometry.cfg needed for \special
>> {papersize=...} to work?
> No, it shouldn't be.... though if geometry or any other package sets
> \pdfpagewidth and \pdfpageheight, then your attempts to use \special
> {papersize.....} may get overridden. But in that case I'd expect
> warnings from xdv2pdf during the run.
>> 2. I'm not using geometry.sty, rather I'm commenting on something
>> that worked in xelatex 0.99b and does not work on xelatex 0.994a
> So far, I'm unclear why it's not working -- it's supposed to still be
> recognized. Do you get any warnings? Could you send me a minimal
> sample file where the \special seems to be ignored?

I'll have to wait until Monday. Now, at home, everything works just  
fine -- a huge relief.
Makes me suspicious about my installation at work.


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