[XeTeX] Printers & PDFs created by XeTeX

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Mon Jul 23 17:19:53 CEST 2007

On Jul 23, 2007, at 11:04 AM, Michael Elphick wrote:

> In both cases, all images will be converted to grayscale.

Cool, that lets you out of the colour angle (though you still have to  
be concerned about dot gain --- your printer will have the values for  
this, most likely they'll have an adjustment curve they'll want you  
to apply to the images).

> The PDF
> output shows 'xdv2pdf' as the application that created the file, and
> my understanding is that XeTeX does not create DVI files but an
> 'extended DVI' format 'xdv'. Does this preclude using any alternative
> PDF creator?

The alternative is xdvipdfmx which I believe others mentioned in this  


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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