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[Texmacs-dev] Re: removing packages, pdf fonts

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: [Texmacs-dev] Re: removing packages, pdf fonts
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 10:20:56 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 6 Apr 2002, Nirmal Govind wrote:

> >A bit of C++ programming and a good knowledge of the pdf format,
> >especially about the fonts. See also
> I'd be happy to take this up.. but I must warn that my progress is going to 
> be slow cos I'm doing my Ph.D. and working part-time.. but I'll do whatever 
> I can and if someone else with more time comes along then he/she can pick 
> up from where I stand..
> I've programmed in C++ for a while so I guess that's good but I have no 
> clue of what the pdf format looks like.. is there any documentation on the 
> format that I can look up? I looked at the printer.gen.cc file.. I have 
> questions but I'll start posting them on the developer mailing list as 
> David suggests...
> Btw, any idea of approximately how much time it would take me given my 
> knowledge or the lack of it?
> Also, I have a qn that I posted on the list but didn't get a reply - on the 
> wish list article, it states that TeXmacs  converts files to Postscript the 
> same way as Latex does so does that mean it uses dvips? If it does then is 
> there any way we can set a -Ppdf option so that it will generate type 1 fonts?

Another thing which I highly recommend is to write a very simple LaTeX file,
whith ``Hello world'' in it and try to look what the generated pdf file
looks like (when using the -Ppdf option). This is actually what I did in
the case of Postscript.


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