[texhax] Bad effect when using xetex together with color

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Aug 17 11:30:27 CEST 2018

Am Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:30:57 +0100 schrieb Philip Taylor:

>> color sets \pdfpagewidth and \pdfpageheight
> This is undoubtedly a very naïve question, but why, might one ask ?

Do you mean why they are set or why color sets them?

pdf pages sizes should be set nowadays and users shouldn't have to
worry about which special to use or which variable to adjust to get
the correct pdf page size. 

As the needed settings are engine specific it must be done in engine
driver files. As color/graphics are used almost always their driver
files are not a bad place for this. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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