[Dev-luatex] Q: Can LuaTeX produce xdv?

Jonathan Fine jfine at pytex.org
Fri Jan 2 19:41:14 CET 2009


Martin Schröder wrote:
> 2009/1/1 Jonathan Fine <jfine at pytex.org>:
>> What I want is for LuaTeX and XeTeX to have a shared 'extended dvi format'
>> which is suitable for print, for generating PDF and possibly other purposes.
> 
> Thus loosing the benefits of directly producing PDF. I don't see many
> benefits here.

Please could I be told, what are the main benefits of directly producing 
PDF?

BTW, Jonathan Kew said recently (on c.t.t) that XeTeX can use two 
processors on a multicore machine precisely because typesetting and PDF 
generation are decoupled, via xdv.

-- 
Jonathan


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