Jonathan Kew's response...
You can't use \pdfminorversion in XeTeX, that's a pdfTeX-specific
command. I think you need to pass the -V command-line option to
xdvipdfmx (I expect this can be done somewhere in the ConTeXt
scripts, but don't know any details), or else set it in the
dvipdfmx.cfg configuration file. AFAIK, the usual default is 4, but
you can set it higher if you need to embed other PDFs that use a
>you need to pass the -V command-line option to
>xdvipdfmx (I expect this can be done somewhere in the ConTeXt
>scripts, but don't know any details),
Somebody knows the details ?
At Saturday 28/06/2008 13:45, you wrote:
>On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Alan Stone
> > Yep Hans, that one. Ok I won't bother about it any longer.
> > Any clues regarding the other issues, i.e.
> > (1) the scrambled PDF headers ?
> > (2) the inability to lower the \pdfminorversion setting ?
>For XeTeX it's set in tex.rb:
> @@runoptions['xetex'] = ['--8bit','-output-driver="xdvipdfmx
>-E -d 4 -V 5"']
>you can modify that one, but it will be replaced next time when you
>Can you please ask on the XeTeX mailing list if there is some command
>to specify PDF version with a command? Then, "-V 5" could go out of
>tex.rb into the format. But I'm not sure if that functionality has
>already been implemented (though it should probably be trivial to do).