xdvipdfmx-20200116 : additional q/Q bracket around BT...ET

Hironobu Yamashita h.y.acetaminophen at gmail.com
Sat Feb 29 14:00:50 CET 2020

Hi all,

ZW> \special{pdf:code SOMETHING } used to insert just SOMETHING
ZW> while \special{pdf:put SOMETHING} used to insert q SOMETHING Q
ZW> In the previous behaviour both possibilities were available, you just
ZW> have to choose between pdf:code and pdf:put.

I agree with Zdenek.
It would be useful if users can choose between pdf:code and pdf:put,
though they should be careful to choose which one is more appropriate.

SH> unfortunately, as this fake-bold feature relies on changing text rendering
SH> mode (fill-then-stroke with adjusted stroke line-width) via "Tr" operator,
SH> any fixes might be inherently incompatible with what Alexander wants to
SH> do.
SH> (The possible fix here is to forcibly add "Tr" operator whenever new text
SH> starts or font is changed)

I tried the attached patch, and it works well at least for the MWE in
though I'm not sure whether this affects what Alexander wants to do.

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