[tex-live] Is this a real PNG/pdfTeX error in TL2004? Or Mac OS Xonly?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Nov 16 17:16:26 CET 2004

David Kastrup wrote:

>>Only 4.5 people use Thanh's protruding characters, and they are all
>>more than capable of upgrading their binaries after release. My
>>instinct is to say no.
> Uh what?  The pdfcprot package is in pretty common use and is probably
> the most important reason in the first place that TeXlive and teTeX
> have changed to use the pdftex executable also for "normal" LaTeX.

hm, you're not telling that the latex users would have stuck to dvitex if 
protruding was not part of the game? lucky us then that that decision was made 
by sebastian and not 'the abstract cohort of tex users'

anyhow, indeed the interest in esp protruding is quite large

> With all due respect, but you are quite off kilter with your reasoning
> here, Sebastian.

well, make it 4.5 percent of the texies and it already sounds better; i think 
that sebastian was refering to the xml world, where micro typography is not an 
issue at all -)


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