[NTG-context] scientific notation in PDF file

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun May 18 15:58:27 CEST 2014


On 5/18/2014 1:25 PM, Michail Vidiassov wrote:
> Dear Developers and All,
>
> when I create a PDF dictionary with a small number
>
> local mydict = lpdf.dictionary { TT = 0.000000000000000001 }
> lpdf.flushobject(mydict)
>
> I get in PDF
>
> << /TT 1e-18 >>
>
> that confuses the Adobe Reader (if dictionary is used).
>
> As far as I can investigate, lpdf.flushobject(mydict) calls
> pdf.immediateobj(tostring(mydict)) and tostring does the actual damage
> by introducing scientific notation.

yes, tostring is not the most clever one on that

> What is the correct way to deal with the problem?

I'll use a different serializer. In next beta

Hans

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