[OS X TeX] pdftex 1.20a
Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Tue Sep 14 19:09:38 EDT 2004
I asked only out of curiosity and, indeed, "La curiosité est un vilain
But I am even more afraid, say by "pdfcprot package (which a more
refined implementation than the going with \input protcode.tex etc)"
since, as it is, I am mostly LaTeXing by the seat of my pants after
having suffered hell trying to install LaTeX without having a clue of
what I was doing. TeXshop saved me from terminal insanity but I don't
(For example, when I tried 1.35a, I found out that it wasn't working for
me with the new pdfsync.sty, etc, etc. Fortunately, I had kept the old
pdfsync.sty and was told 1.35a would work with it which it does. So I am
still with 1.35a and the old pdfsync.sty.)
OK, OK. I will try it one of these days, when I get older and wiser, but
not right now.
Again, thanks very much and I apologize for my curiosity.
Alexandru Scorpan wrote:
>> I am afraid, though, that I am not capable of extreme care and so
>> will stay with plain vanilla LaTeX.
> That quote from Thanh's thesis is rather old (1998 or so). The new
> pdftex 1.20a introduces a major simplification, which eliminates the
> need for extreme care. Quote from the release announcement of 1.20:
> So far the font expansion feature required that the user
> must be able to create expanded tfms (eg cmr10+10.tfm).
> Now font expansion can be used without creating these
> Which new feature allows the microtype package to be used simply by
> calling it via \usepackage.
> In any case, margin kerning is a very nice feature already available
> in pdftex, and really makes those margins look better than plain
> vanilla TeX, so I'd encourage everybody to use it, for example through
> pdfcprot package (which a more refined implementation than the going
> with \input protcode.tex etc)
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