[tex-live] Supplied a custom PDF trailer ID with XeLaTeX/xdvipdfmx

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 01:20:17 CET 2018

perhaps wouldn't need to be a new xetex command could just be a
\special (which could be hidden as
\def\pdftrailer#1{\special{something: #1}} for compatibilty with


On Mon, 17 Dec 2018 at 22:18, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>     Currently there are no way to directly specify IDs in PDF trailer.
>     However I think it is not difficult to add such feature to dvipdfmx.
>     I will consider implementing it.
> pdftex has (for ages) had a command \pdftrailer{...} to change the
> trailer text. More recently, we also added \pdftrailerid to seed the /ID
> value in the trailer.
> In general, it seems it would be nice if xetex had analogous commands to
> pass through to a new capability of dvipdfmx, instead of requiring users
> to intervene in the dvipdfmx call. Jonathan? (Or Joseph or ...?)
> --thanks, karl.

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