[tex-live] dvipdfmx: Two (related) special queries

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Mon Jul 3 17:44:54 CEST 2017

On 03/07/2017 15:21, Shunsaku Hirata wrote:
> Hi Joseph,
> (Sorry for sending again. I forgot to send it to TeXLive Mailing List too)
> 2017-07-03 17:05 GMT+09:00 Joseph Wright <joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk>:
>> The first issue is the equivalent of "\pdfliteral direct{...}". That
>> should be \special{pdf:literal direct ...}/\special{pdf:code ...}.
>> However, if one tries to do that to put a comment in the PDF stream (see
>> below) it fails.
> Dvipdfmx removes leading comment-lines and white space characters.
>> The second query is about the compress level. I can set that at the
>> dvipdfmx level using the -z0 switch. However, I'm not entirely clear if
>> that is the same as applying
>>     \pdfcompresslevel=0
>>     \pdfobjcompresslevel=0
>> in pdfTeX.
> The 'z' option does not control the use of object stream.
> The "-C 0x40" option flag is the same as applying \pdfobjcompresslevel=0.

Thanks for this: most useful.


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