I haven't tried this new xpdf release out with htdig and doc2html yet, but
I thought that some htdig users might be interested in this announcement,
so I'm passing it on...
--- begin forwarded message ---
Date: 2 Feb 2002 00:51:15 -0000
Subject: ANNOUNCE: xpdf 1.00 - a PDF viewer for X
I've just released a new version of Xpdf, my Portable Document Format
(PDF) viewer for X.
Xpdf runs under the X Window System on Unix, VMS, and OS/2. The non-X
components of the package (pdftops, pdftotext, etc.) also run on Win32
WARNING: Xpdf 1.x uses a completely different config file setup than
Xpdf 0.9x. Please see the "Upgrading from Xpdf 0.9x" section in the
* Completely rewrote the code that handles font encodings:
- everything is Unicode-based
- 16-bit fonts are handled much more cleanly
- text output encoding can be set more flexibly
* New .xpdfrc config files.
* Implemented the sh (shaded fill) operator for the axial shading
* Added a duplex option to PSOutputDev and a -duplex switch to
* Added key bindings for forward ('v') and backward ('b').
* Added the pdffonts program which lists the fonts used in a PDF
* Fixed several problems in the TrueType font embedding code (for
* Accept named destination on command line.
* Added several new items to pdfinfo: file size, PDF version, tagged
(yes or no), XML metadata (with the -meta option).
See the `CHANGES' file for a complete list.
Source (C++ and C) is available, and it should be fairly easy to
compile for UNIX, VMS, OS/2, and Win32.
More information, source code, and precompiled binaries are on the
xpdf web page and ftp site:
Source and Linux binaries are on sunsite.unc.edu, currently in
the incoming directory, but they will be moved to:
--- end forwarded message ---
Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <grdetil@...>
Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/~grdetil
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Phone: (204)789-3766
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3J7 (Canada) Fax: (204)789-3930