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Re: Alternating text and music

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Alternating text and music
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2019 21:44:59 +0200
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David Wright <address@hidden> writes:

> On Sat 27 Jul 2019 at 18:57:35 (+0200), David Kastrup wrote:
>> David Wright <address@hidden> writes:
>> > On Sat 27 Jul 2019 at 11:32:58 (+0100), Wols Lists wrote:
>> >> On 26/07/19 12:23, Peter Toye wrote:
>> >> > 
>> >> > Thanks very much for all the suggestions. I had asked for an _easy_ way!
>> >> > Also, I'm not 100% fussed about the exact layout as it's only for an
>> >> > example.
>> >> 
>> >> Just a thought ... can't lily chuck out png's? I've never used it, but
>> >> if it can chuck out one png per line it'll cost a little bit of effort
>> >> to assemble it in your word processor of choice, but you could import
>> >> them, and then put the text between the lines.
>> >
>> > I would advise against that because PNGs are rastered. The hint is in
>> > the name: portable-Network-graphics.
>> Uh, what in the name indicates rasterisation?
> Perhaps I was a little oblique: "Network" indicates that the format is
> designed for transfer of images over the network, rather than between
> local applications.

PDF is a compressed and limited form of PostScript that also allows for
compressing whole objects.  It supports vectorised as well as rasterised
objects comparatively effectively and is used a tiny bit on networks.

> I'm not overconcerned whether people see this as a hint not to use
> PNGs in this workflow. But I assume you're not supporting their use,
> are you.

I have no idea who "you" is supposed in that context and what "support"
is supposed to mean.

David Kastrup

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