[XeTeX] cmyk colour support broken? (FIXED!)

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon May 22 16:09:48 CEST 2006

On May 20, 2006, at 4:21 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> If you'd care to build a copy of the latest XeTeX code from
> Subversion, you'll get a version of xdv2pdf where I have revised the
> color support to use CGColor values with the proper colorspace
> settings, so you may find that CMYK colors work better. (This also
> applies to the dvips-style named colors, if anyone uses those, as
> they're specified with CMYK values in the code.)

Got it.

> I don't really know much about how Quartz will represent these in the
> resulting PDF, but at least it has a better chance of doing the right
> thing now. Looking into a simple PDF, I see that it does pass RGB/
> CMYK/Gray colorspaces through in some form, depending on the \special
> {color ...} used, so that's a good sign.

I've got CMYK. It comes in tagged w/ a generic colour profile which  
keeps it from displaying correctly in Acrobat's lame separation view,  
but PitStop shows it as being correct.

> I'd appreciate knowing if this helps. Thanks!

It does, and I thank you!


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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