[XeTeX] PDF file info

baptiste Auguié ba208 at exeter.ac.uk
Sun Apr 15 08:58:56 CEST 2007

On 15 Apr 2007, at 05:54, caapv 208 wrote:

> --- baptiste Auguié<ba208 at exeter.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Too bad! I don't *need* transparency, honestly, but
>> it's quite
>> interesting for use with the watermark package for
>> instance, in that
>> you can have an almost invisible background text.
> Background texts/graphics are drawn BEFORE the
> foreground.  So there is no point making the background
> transparent.  Just use a very light color.

Fair point ;), I guess that was a stupid example and I cannot think  
of any real use of transparency in text, apart from fancy logos.

> While I was implementing PSTricks support in xdvipdfmx
> driver, it became apparent that rput* and other *-ed
> text put command could not be handled by the driver
> alone, because GhostScript optimized away white only
> graphics objects.  Eventually the support for rput* etc.
> was implemented as TeX macros in xetex-pstricks.con
> file, but before it was realized thusly, I had made
> a backdoor in xdvipdfmx for the XeTeX philosophy that
> ``color is an attribute of a font''.  Namely,
>    \special{x:renderingmode ...}
> allows you to control the text rendering mode at the
> lowest level of PDF.  If Jonathan is not going to
> remove the functionality, I can prepare a showcase
> sample, later.

It would be nice to see it, I'm completely new to XeTeX and have no  
clue about the XeTeX philosophy, drivers, and pstricks support!

Best regards,


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