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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 09:28:56 -0500
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Hmm, if you have a need for an immediate solution, I've got a really
ugly hack which works around this.....

Basically one makes a font consisting of specials which load .eps
graphics each of which has just one letter.

All one needs to do is to set the single letter in the .eps graphic to
be a specific colour and it'll be that colour irregardless of the
surrounding text. This also lets one get a Pantone spot colour into a

Not very efficient, and really wants to be processed by dvips and a
PostScript interpreter to stitch things back together (the concept
would work in pdfTeX, but each letter would be a ``form'' graphic and
the overhead and filesize would be horrendous --- the intermediate .ps
files I'm getting before distilling are tens and hundreds of megabytes
and I've not yet gotten to a full page).


William Adams, publishing specialist
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