[XeTeX] The future of XeTeX

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Jul 31 16:23:02 CEST 2012

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 03:54:38PM +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> > > It is more difficult to create PDF/X
> > > compliant file because I have to create XDV and then specify the PDF
> > > version when calling xdvipdfmx but pdftex can set it directly.
> > 
> > Pdftex is the creator of the PDF file. It can assure certain things easily.
> It makes the information flow easier. PdfTeX does not need
> to serialize the date in an intermediate file because the
> driver unit can use the data directly. But that is not an exuse
> for XeTeX, just a few more bytes for the PDF version could
> be added to the intermediate file. And the driver side (xdvipdfmx)
> just need a function to read it from there.

I wish people could just ignore what Mr Dyballa writes, as most of time
he has absolutely no idea what he is talking about.

No one is making excuses, it is clear that a good feature is missing.
If there is a working patch I'll gladly apply right away, else I'll keep
a note and see if I can manage to get this done. 


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