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Re: current thoughts on PDF back end

From: Christoph Breitkopf
Subject: Re: current thoughts on PDF back end
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 12:44:14 +0400 (MSD)

Jeff Kingston schrieb:
> Can I have people's current throughts on the need for maintaining
> a PDF back end.  This back end never did diagrams, and now there
> seems to be something called ps2pdf that converts PostScript into
> pdf very reliably (so I'm told).  Furthermore, hyperlinks have
> been added to PostScript now and Lout actually generates them.
> So I'm hypothesising that the best way forward from here would be
> to withdraw the PDF back and end tell people who want PDF to run
> the pipeline
>    lout | ps2pdf
> However I'm not an expert on PDF by any means.  Can those who
> know more about it tell me whether I'm making sense?

I'm even less of an expert, for sure, but I prefer the above
combination to lout -PDF.  Works for me.


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