[XeTeX] Asymptote support xetex engine issue.

Ulrike Fischer news2 at nililand.de
Thu Jul 17 19:11:00 CEST 2008

Am Fri, 18 Jul 2008 00:09:44 +0800 schrieb yunhual:

> I have also check the latex engine how to work with asymptote.
> asymptote first transfer all to a dvi file. then call dvips to transfer
> dvi file to ps file. and dvips can adjust the the origin coordinate by
> pass -O x, y to it. for our example. like this:
> dvips -R -Pdownload35 -D600 -O 134.58bp,228.18bp -T 612bp,792bp  -q -o
> test.ps test_.dvi
> while the -O 134.58bp,228.18bp are new X and Y coordinate, so every
> things is right.
> But it is seem that we can not do same job in xdvpdfmx. I have tried the
> -x and -y paramate of xdvpdfmx. it can use new origin coordinate. but
> xdvpdfmx first call gs to produce test_0.eps to test_0.pdf(the picture
> of the circle). the third and fourth quadrants of the circle has been
> lost. so it got wrong.
> so we must find a method to let gs use new origin coordinate.

Why do you insist to use eps with xelatex? Asymptote can make a pdf and
xdvipdfmx can use this pdf directly without having to recur to some
external application like gs. So there is absolutly no need to struggle
with the second best way. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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