Re: PDF backend for (Open)Jade

Subject: Re: PDF backend for (Open)Jade
From: Matthias Clasen <clasen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 17:07:09 +0200
> in recent discussion there has been some talk about the need for a PDF 
> backend to (Open)Jade again, especially when aiming towards more 
> features like page-sequence etc.; since a lot of people seem to be 
> interested in this, I'd like to make the announcement of just such a 
> PDF backend on the horizon:

This is great news!


> The backend (called fot2pdf) is written in JAVA and can be used on most 
> platforms easily. It is deliberately NOT to be included in the standard 
> OpenJade source tree, but runs separately taking the generated FOT file 
> as input. The backend has been used to produce several documents now 

This, however will be a problem for implementing features which 
require bidirectional communication between the backend and the
style engine, like indirect sosofos.

Matthias Clasen, 
Tel. 0761/203-5606
Email: clasen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mathematisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg

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