[XeTeX] wrong paper size (geometry and truedimen)

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Sun Jun 25 21:21:47 CEST 2006

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> OK, I have checked in a correction to the xetex code, so that the pdf  
> media size should be correct with the use of magnification.
> However, there may be another issue as well: the positioning of the  
> output on the paper, when magnification is used. The question is  
> whether the default origin of the printed page, in the absence of  
> \hoffset or \voffset, should stay at (1in, 1in) from the top left of  
> the paper, or if this position should be subject to magnification. It  
> is not clear to me what the "correct" TeX behavior would be, as this  
> is not defined strictly by TeX but by output driver conventions. And  
> in my experimentation, there seems to be a discrepancy between  
> pdftex, on the one hand, and other paths such as tex+dvipdfm or tex 
> +dvips+ghostscript on the other. XeTeX (understandably) behaves like  
> tex+dvipdfm.
> Maybe there are macro package issues that relate to this; I don't  
> know how geometry.sty deals with the various output options, for  
> example. Further investigation and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks for fixing the bug.

As far as geometry.sty concerns, I thought that the general rule is that
all units are final units, geometry does all the arithmetics. But it is
only my guess.


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