[tex-live] dvipdfmx warnings

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 14:54:16 CET 2013

2013/12/2 Bob Tennent <rdt at cs.queensu.ca>:
> Jean-Francois:  "\ifwithdvipdfmx is a document boolean"
> It seems using dvipdfmx as a document option doesn't create/set that
> conditional. But your post does list all (?) the packages affected
> by using dvipdfm(x) and thanks for that. This information should be
> in the dvipdfm documentation; otherwise how is a user to know that
> using dvipdfm may require an explicit option to those packages?
> Zdenek: "It cannot be recognized how you will process the DVI file
> later"
> Yes, but if the user provides dvipdfmx as a document option, the
> geometry package should be aware of the user's intention to use that
> processor. The hyperref package does.
The option name for geometry is dvipdfm, not dvipdfmx. You can ask the
author to implement aliases.

> It seems dvipdfmx does the right thing when legalpaper,landscape are
> used. Wouldn't it be possible for it to suppress the frenetic but
> useless 3-line
> ** WARNING **
> message it currently produces when the user forgets to add a driver
> option to the geometry package? Or even replace it by a hint to the
> user about what to do to prevent it?
> BTW, the reason I'm using dvipdfm is because it embeds type 2 (aka
> type 1C) fonts into the pdfs it generates, which significantly
> reduces the size compared to embedding type 1 fonts. Ideally pdftex
> and dvips would do the same, though I've been told pdftex is
> "frozen"; what about dvips?
> Bob T.

Zdeněk Wagner

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