LATEX-L Archives

Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project


Options: Use Classic View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Condense Mail Headers

Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
Sender: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]>
From: "Randolph J. Herber" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 12:08:48 -0600
Reply-To: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]>
Parts/Attachments: text/plain (60 lines)
The following header lines retained to affect attribution:
|Date:         Wed, 16 Dec 1998 11:36:51 +0000
|Reply-To: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project
|From: Sebastian Rahtz <[log in to unmask]>
|Subject:      Re: portable LaTeX
|To: Multiple recipients of list LATEX-L

|Randolph J. Herber writes:
| >         Adobe PDF address the fonts issues by including scaled and
| >         bitmapped used character subsets of the fonts used when those
| >         fonts are available at the time of conversion and if the
|no, Acrobat Distiller does this, PDF does not. keep the distinction

        Thank you for making the distinction.  My impression came
        from contending with Adobe PDF in which I encountered such
        conditions.  It made it quite difficult to support my user.

| >         the file).  Adobe PDF addresses the included figures by
| >         converting the images to bitmaps if converters for that
| >         figure type is available (otherwise, as I understand the
|sorry? are you talking perhaps about Acrobat Exchange? NOT the way I'd
|recommend you make PDF files.

        If the figures are not Adobe PostScript level 1 or self
        capable of reducing themselves to that level, then the
        only practical choice is to bitmap the images, which then
        can be converted to Adobe EPSF at Adobe PostScript level 1.
        Adobe PostScript level 1 is a requirement from considerations
        of portability.

| >         I thought that Y&Y was heavily into supporting TeX and LaTeX
| >         on a variety of platforms.  Apparently, I am mistaken.
| >
|this is an underhand and unfair statement. Y&Y make no secrets
|whatever about their products. Berthold never claims that `dviwindo'
|works on an SGI!

        No, that simply was a statement of my (mis)conception of
        what Y&Y does.  And, I did not explicitly claim that I
        thought Y&Y supported any particular program on SGI
        equipment or operating systems nor did I intend to imply
        that I thought that Y&Y did any except support TeX and
        LaTeX _in some manner_ heavily on a variety of platforms.
        I have always seen Y&Y ads in a TeX and LaTeX context.
        Supplying fonts for TeX and LaTeX does constitute support
        of TeX and LaTeX _in some manner_ as I see it.

        ``Apparently, I am mistaken'' was meant as stated without sarcasm.

|Y&Y's font products, on the other hand, work with any TeX systems, and
|great kudos to Berthold (IMHO) for maintaining such high standards in
|their fonts.


Randolph J. Herber, [log in to unmask], +1 630 840 2966, CD/CDFTF PK-149F,
Mail Stop 318, Fermilab, Kirk & Pine Rds., PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-0500,
USA.  (Speaking for myself and not for US, US DOE, FNAL nor URA.)  (Product,
trade, or service marks herein belong to their respective owners.)