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CTAN Update: pdftex 1.40.4

Date: July 11, 2007 11:24:26 PM CEST
On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 at 15:51 +0200, Martin Schröder submitted a new version of the pdftex package. Location on CTAN: /systems/pdftex Summary description: A new version of pdftex License type: gpl Announcement text:
The pdfTeX team is happy to announce the release of a new stable version: =========================================================================== pdfTeX 1.40.4 =========================================================================== This is the announcement of pdfTeX 1.40.4, 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. =========================================================================== Main changes of pdfTeX 1.40.4 =========================================================================== - Bugfixes: - It was impossible to set the font Flags to 4 in map entries (762) - The font Flags of non-embedded fonts were wrong (794) Now pdfTeX uses the Flags from map entries (if found) or guesses values for the base14 fonts. It also warns when you not-embedd a font without Flags - Subsetted fonts still had their private UniqueID copied (774) - \pdfunescapehex returned a wrong result if the last character was not a hexadecimal digit and the last hex pair was incomplete (777) - Copying a box with \pdfstartlink inside produced the same /Link annotation object multiply, with same object number and identical coordinates on the page (799) - When trying to use a font without TFM, without map entry, and no PK font available, a broken PDF was produced. Now no PDF is generated and the error messages have been improved (721) - \pdfprimitive was broken (see http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-pdftex/2007-April/002860.html) - The -recorder option of web2c didn't record fonts, included images and some other files (772) - Using \pdfximage in IniTeX before \dump caused a crash when the format was used (824) - Improvements: - pdf compression is now a bit faster (patch 726) - the behaviour of TeX when it asks for a file name has been improved (756) - pdfTeX uses libpng 1.2.18 - pdfTeX uses xpdf 3.02 For complete release notes see http://www.pdftex.org/NEWS =========================================================================== Legal notice / license =========================================================================== pdfTeX is copyright (c) 1996-2007 Han The Thanh, <thanh at pdftex.org> pdfTeX is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. For a complete README (with a full discussion of the license) please look at http://www.pdftex.org/README =========================================================================== The files / installation =========================================================================== You should first try to get a new version of pdfTeX through your distribution. If you want to compile it yourself, have a look at http://www.pdftex.org -- there you can find links to the pdfTeX sources on CTAN. And some useful documentation. =========================================================================== Mailing lists / web pages: =========================================================================== Mailing list: http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/pdftex Related web pages: http://www.pdftex.org http://sarovar.org/projects/pdftex/ http://foundry.supelec.fr/scm/?group_id=23 http://www.tug.org/tex-live/ http://www.tug.org/tetex/ http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?introduction=yes http://www.dante.de/ http://tug.org/ http://www.pragma-ade.com/ Have fun! Martin Schröder (martin at pdftex.org) for the pdfTeX team, July 2007
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/systems/pdftex . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/info/?id=pdftex (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html . _______________________________________________ Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf

pdftex – A 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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