[NTG-pdftex] \pdfescapestring/convertStringToPDFString

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Sat Jun 18 16:17:58 CEST 2005

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 03:42:17PM +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:

> On 2005-06-17 14:55:54 +0200, Pawel Jackowski wrote:
> > I've given a try to describe them in manual (Literals and specials 
> > chapter). Please look if the description is relevant. What is 
> > \pdflastescapedname for?
> It's like \pdflastescapedstring. Don't know if anybody needs it. :-)

I do.
Example mimetype of embedded file streams:
  /Type /EmbeddedFile
  /Subtype /... % mimetype encoded as name object.

"..." is arbitrary user data, especially slashes and spaces
can occur inside. Unencoded such characters break the
validity of the dictionary object.

Also names have an implementation limit of 127 bytes,
thus \pdfescapename can be used here, of course after
fixing the bug of unescaped delimiter characters, I
am working on it.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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