[XeTeX] analogues of \pdfobj?

Heiko Oberdiek heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 30 15:58:13 CEST 2011

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 03:27:40PM +0200, Oleg Parashchenko wrote:

> > \pdfliteral is available as \special{pdf:content ...},
> > \special{pdf:literal direct ...} and \special{pdf:code ...}.
> Unfortunately, these commands are of no use for referring to other
> objects. The TeX level just doesn't aware of exact numerical values of
> created objects, and it seems DVIPDFM-literals do not resolve "@"-names.

Also, I forgot, you can't use references with \pdfliteral with your
text drawing operator either, from the PDF specification:

| Note in particular that content streams, which define the visible contents
| of the document, may not contain indirect references (see Section 3.7.1,
| "Content Streams").

Yours sincerely
  Heiko Oberdiek

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