# CTAN update: pdftex 1.21a

Date: February 7, 2005 6:16:09 PM CET
On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 Martin Schroeder submitted a new version 1.21a of pdftex. Location on CTAN: /systems/pdftex Summary description: An extended version of TeX that can create PDF directly from TeX source files and enhance the result of TeX typesetting with the help of PDF. License type: gpl =========================================================================== Main change of pdfTeX 1.21a: =========================================================================== - ttf2afm 1.0: - added support for refering to glyphs via unicode in encoding files (ie 'uniXXX') - added some more info to the AFM output - some minor bug fixes - a short documentation available - pdftex now understand forms 'uniXXXX' in encoding files (only makes sense with TrueType fonts) - added subset tag for TrueType fonts - Fixed a bug in the scanning of map lines introduced in the the fix of bug #242 in 1.20b. - Fixed three problems in xpdf; xpdf is now 3.00pl3 - \ifeof18 is a simple method to test if \write18 is enabled. - a few extensions in pdfxtex: - \pdflastximagecolordepth returns the last color depth - \pdfximage supports a keyword "colorspace" following an object number representing a ColorSpace object - \pdfstrcmp compares two strings - \pdfescapestring/\pdflastescapedstring provide a mean to escape string - \pdffirstlineheight/\pdflastlinedepth/\pdfeachlineheight/\pdfeachlinedepth allow fixing line dimen - patches from Taco - px dimen unit - tagcode patch - quitvmode patch ********************************************************************** Thanks for the update. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

## pdftex – A TeX extension for direct creation of PDF

An extension of which can directly generate PDF documents as well as DVI output. All current free distributions including Live, Mac and MiK include pdf (Plain ) and pdf (), among many other formats based on the pdf engine.

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