[Cjk] Re: getting CJK in PDFLaTeX on Fedora?
hanwen at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 27 01:31:13 CET 2006
Werner LEMBERG escreveu:
>> IMNSHO, dvi/dvips/xdvi is a broken combo and should be euthenasized
> Why do you think so? Note that dvipdfmx is far superior to pdftex
I think DVI is a poor format. If the end result is to be PDF, it's best to keep
the path as short as possible and generate it directly.
Things I hate of dvi
- Lack of tools on windows/macos compared to PS and esp. PDF.
- Necessity of nonstandard specials for anything interesting (rotation, graphics, etc)
- Fonts not included in DVI file, hence endless "fun" dealing with the
manifestations of TeX braindamage - eg having edit endless
.cfg/.map/.ot1/.fd files to get a Type1 file into (La)TeX
- Crappy tools. Looking inside any TeX related code (except that written by Don Knuth)
always makes me cringe. Have a look inside Xdvi to see what I mean. Or, consider
[hanwen at haring pronounce2html]$ valgrind dvips XXXX.dvi
==566== Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s)
==566== at 0x80587A8: (within /usr/bin/dvips)
==566== by 0x804FC3E: (within /usr/bin/dvips)
==566== by 0x217F2B: (below main) (in /lib/libc-2.5.so)
> currently w.r.t. CJK fonts. In most cases, the resulting files are
> smaller by at least 40%. Additionally, pdftex doesn't support
> automatic creation of ToUnicode cmaps (which dvipdfmx does). I assume
> that this will be fixed eventually, but it hasn't happened yet AFAIK.
Han-Wen Nienhuys - hanwen at xs4all.nl - http://www.xs4all.nl/~hanwen
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