[NTG-context] PDF Custom Page Numbering

Andreas Schneider aksdb at gmx.de
Wed Jun 9 16:06:54 CEST 2010


while reading through the PDF to ISO-9075-1 (SQL99), I noticed something I 
had never seen before in a PDF: the page numbers displayed by Acrobat 
matched exactly the ones in the document ... the beginning was even numbered 
with roman numbers and the actual content started again at "Page 1". From a 
quick research it seems that this functionality is in PDF since Acrobat 4 
(that should be PDF 1.3, right?) and is most likely called "Custom Page 
Numbering". It would be amazing if ConTeXt/LuaTeX supports that too - 
especially if you produce documents for screen reading.

Unfortunately I don't have access to the PDF Specification currently to give 
you more info - so I don't even know for sure how that feature is officially 

Anyway, I hope that idea/suggestion/wish finds positive reactions ... and I 
somehow hope that it isn't actually too hard to implement :-)

Best Regards,

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