[NTG-pdftex] Patch 391: Extending \pdfliteral

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Tue Jul 19 00:38:54 CEST 2005

On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Martin Schröder wrote:

> On 2005-07-18 00:51:34 +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> > Hartmut Henkel wrote:
> > >It seems that Acrobat does not allow grouping q...Q inside BT...ET
> > >sections (xpdf tolerates it). There is currently no way to guarantee
> > >that a literal text does not end up in a BT...ET section without using
> > >the plain \pdfliteral {} mode (without "direct"). But then one has
> > >the matrix transform, which precludes grouping; well, here is a funny
> > >counter-example:
> > q Q deals with the graphic state only (mostly characteristics of line
> > drawing, not that this is an excuse for acrobat fo rnot handling them -)
> I'm not sure I understand Hartmut correctly: "BT q Q ET" is not
> allowed,

this is what \pdfliteral et {} avoids

> but "q BT ET Q" is

this is the new stuff that can be done with \pdfliteral et {}

Regards, Hartmut

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