On 06/01/2019 23:55, Joel C. Salomon wrote:
> I recently tried to draw a book’s title-page in LaTeX (designed in
> SVG, but XeTeX supports the font much better than Inkscape does) and
> tried using xcoffins. Correction—I entirely succeeded in using
> xcoffins, but I’m not satisfied with how I managed it.
> The issue, of course, is as in
> <https://medium.com/@literallywords/82eb07effe34#acdc>, placing the
> text at some particular place on the page. I ended up measuring the
> offset from where I thought the text should be to where it ended up,
> figring out which paragraph dimension was causing the change, and
> hard-coding this.
> I quite understand that this is appropriate for the usual use-case of
> coffins, but it did get me wondering: As l3draw is gradually
> completed, presumably it will develop nodes like TikZ’s `(current
> page.center)`. Is it anticipated that l3draw and coffins will
> eventually interoperate sufficiently to base a coffin offset from a
> l3draw node?
> —Joel C. Salomon
I'm mindful of the link, but at present can't say what exactly the
result will be :)
I suspect this will need to be explored once a more fully worked-out
l3draw is finished. Possibly coffins will be used instead of nodes ...