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Bug#295205: marked as forwarded (metapost figures in xdvi with tex text)

Subject: Bug#295205: marked as forwarded metapost figures in xdvi with tex text
From: Debian Bug Tracking System
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 05:35:34 -0800
Your message dated Tue, 15 Feb 2005 14:22:35 +0100
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has caused the Debian Bug report #295205,
regarding metapost figures in xdvi with tex text
to be marked as having been forwarded to the upstream software
author(s) Stefan Ulrich <[email protected]>,        Paul Vojta 
<[email protected]>.

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To: Stefan Ulrich <[email protected]>,
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        Chris Walker
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Subject: Re: Bug#295205: metapost figures in xdvi with tex text
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Stefan Ulrich <[email protected]> schrieb:

> Chris Walker <[email protected]> writes:
>
>> On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 01:00:03PM +0100, Frank K?ster wrote:
>>> Stefan Ulrich <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>=20
>>> > There doesn't seem to be an easy way for Xdvi to detect that it's not
>>> > a standalone PS file. (Paul, you know more about Postscript than I do
>>> > - is the problem that the PS file doesn't define any fonts?  Is this
>>> > the way Metapost works? Does it work with dvips since the font will be
>>> > already present in the `main' file?)
>
>> http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=3Dmpprologues implies
>> that this is the case.
>
> Thanks for the FAQ pointer! The upshot seems to be that due to
> encoding problems etc., quote from the FAQ:
>
>    the only solution is to view the 'original' metapost output after
>    processing through LaTeX and dvips.
>
>
> So it can't be done in xdvi either, and it seems we should go for
> displaying bounding boxes instead - Paul?

Thank you. I can't help here, I'm writing this mail simply to indicate
in our BTS that this bug is worked upon.

Regards, Frank
--=20
Frank K=FCster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Z=FCrich
Debian Developer


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