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Re: Multilingual Encodings Summary

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 In message <[log in to unmask]> Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]> writes: > is that technically very different from providing, say, color support at dvi > level? i mean if i say \textcolor{red}{this text is in red} and my text gets > broken across the line by TeX all that TeX does is providing some \special at > the begin and end of this text (ie they fall onto two different > lines). Nevertheless dvips can color my text red. > > so why can't i let TeX split the link and nevertheless communicate via > \specials to, say dvips what the unbroken link would be? yes, you can, in theory. no problem. but over the last 4 or 5 years no-one has actually come up with the code to do so. so either  a) it *is* hard or  b) no-one cares enough I suspect that most serious production users of hyperref uses pdftex anyway, for other reasons. thats my personal experience, ie there is almost no reason for sticking with dvi + dvips.[1] but I have no solid evidence that other people feel the same sebastian [1] yes, please spare me a) pstricks, b) bitmap fonts, c) existing EPS files. none of them convince me enough not to switch to pdftex.