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

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Sat Feb 29 14:20:31 CET 2020

Could you try the patched xdvipdfmx against the small latex example that
started this, posted to




On Sat, 29 Feb 2020 at 13:02, Hironobu Yamashita <
h.y.acetaminophen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> https://tug.org/pipermail/dvipdfmx/2019-June/000014.html
> though I'm not sure whether this affects what Alexander wants to do.
> Hironobu
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