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Re: `-bg Transparent` option isn't ignored when background color is set
Re: `-bg Transparent` option isn't ignored when background color is set in dvi file
Mon, 17 May 2021 21:30:25 +0000
Jan-Åke Larsson writes:
That was intended, yes, the manual should probably have said "The
background color given will be ignored if there is a background color
\special in the DVI."
"Transparent" doesn't change the background color, it enables the
The actual background color (visible, say, in a reader without the
alpha channel) is controlled by the color spec, and overridden by a
Thank you for your reply and the explanation.
Did you want this to work differently, or was the problem that you
were surprised by the behavior?
Some time ago, a change in org-mode (emacs package) introduced a bug
because this behavior was unexpected.
Org-mode uses latex > dvipng to generate images to be included in an
emacs buffer. If the user specifies a background color, it is set using
the latex commands, otherwise the image should be transparent.
I assume there's no way to get dvipng to behave like this ?