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Re: [Texmacs-dev] pdf and printer.gen.cc

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] pdf and printer.gen.cc
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 07:27:30 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Nirmal Govind wrote:

> Hi..
> This is regarding generation of pdf files....
> I looked at the printer.gen.cc file and I'm not clear on where the input 
> from the texmacs file comes from? That is, I'm trying to find out which 
> program contains the code which actually takes user input (from the .tm 
> file) and appropriately calls printer.gen.cc to generate the appropriate 
> postscript definitions and objects. Or is this done in printer.gen.cc too 
> and I missed it??

No, the printer is a "postscript device (ps_device)" just as your screen.
The routines in Typeset/Boxes (for instances) do some actual printing.

> Also, I looked at the PDF format specification... it wasn't very hard to 
> understand... and Joris - one of the websites that you'd sent 
> (www.fastio.com) has some ANSI C libraries that do the generation of PDF 
> files.. I'm trying to see if these will be of help...

OK, Joris

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