[XeTeX] xelatex doesn't support 'patterns'

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sun May 22 01:19:05 CEST 2011

On Sat, May 21, 2011 at 21:52, narke wrote:
> Hi,
> If using xelatex, 'patterns' will not get draw.
> Attached is a minimal example.  Does anyone know that?  I also found
> the similar problem with 'shadings'.

This is a documented limitation. See "10.2 Supported Output Formats"
in pgfmanual.pdf (texdoc tikz):

File pgfsys-dvipdfm.def This is a driver file for use with (la)tex
followed by dvipdfm. It includes pgfsys-common-pdf.def. This driver
supports most of pgf’s features, but there are some restrictions:
1. In LATEX mode it uses graphicx for the graphics inclusion and does
not support masking.
4. Patterns are not (cannot) be supported.
5. Functional shadings are not (cannot) be supported.


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