[XeTeX] Unicode bookmarks in xdvipdfmx - prototype solution (long)

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jun 14 10:17:33 CEST 2006

On 14 Jun 2006, at 8:00 am, Timothy Eyre wrote:

> I've produced a modified version of xdvipdfmx that includes prototype
> Unicode bookmark support.

Thanks for this - it's a feature that has been requested more than  
once, so this will be much appreciated.

> To make the change kick in you need to specify the following at the  
> top of
> your document.
> \special{pdf:tounicode EUC-UCS2}
> The EUC-UCS2 identifier is just a dummy; any CID mapping file on  
> your system
> will do. This is just required to trick the rest of the xdvipdfmx  
> code into
> calling reencodestring().

A couple of questions come to mind:

(a) Would it be harmful for this reencoding to be active in all cases?

(b) What would you think of using a command-line option to switch  
this behavior on/off (if an "off" option is potentially needed),  
rather than a "dummy" \special?

I'll try to look at this in more detail soon. Many thanks! :)


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