[XeTeX] XeTeX, XeTeXpicfile, and counter-intuitive behaviour

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Dec 1 13:44:28 CET 2011

Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2011/12/1 Philip TAYLOR<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
>> P.S. But what about the fact that the \vfill \eject
>> is ignored if no text precedes the \XeTeXpicfile ?
> What is \XeTeXpicfile from the TeX point of view? \vfil is a
> discardable element thus it seems that \XeTeXpicfile is also treated
> as a discardable element. \eject is then ignored because all
> discardable elements are discarded. Would it help to put \XeTeXpicfile
> to \hbox or \vbox?

Almost certainly.  But for \XeTeXpicfile to be discardable
is counter-intuitive, to say the least !

** Phil.

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