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Re: Another preview - people just kept asking for this


You are the man.
I viewed it with xpdf, imported it in gimp and Adbobe-Reader-9.
It works.
Things I notice :
1) yellow and light blue text is not readable (could be my eyes need
more contrast)
2) adobe says 'document assembly' not allowed... Is this important?

Keep going man.

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Lorenzo Marcantonio
<l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> While studying for native postscript text I was hit by a revelation...
> And so now we have *native PDF generation* (and there was much rejoicing).
> Seriously on launchpad and even by private mail people kept asking for a way to export a PDF without using a distiller or a virtual printer... in fact it isn't actually difficult, since the PDF model is like postscript less the programming stuff (plus an object reference system).
> Anyway I did this. It's a plotter class derived from PS_PLOTTER which can actually do the same things (excluded bitmap output, I didn't study that yet...). Derived as in class PDF_PLOTTER : public PS_PLOTTER to be clear.
> Results seems to be good. I tested the result with xpdf and a newer poppler application.
> Attached is a sample file for testing and comments (code not ready for release yet)
> --
> Lorenzo Marcantonio
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