[tex-k] Suggested patch for dvipdfm-x

Paul Vojta vojta at math.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 26 04:15:53 CEST 2017

Dear all,

Oops, I mistyped one of the numbers.  Here is a correct version of the patch.

Sorry about my mistake.


On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 05:38:15PM -0700, Paul Vojta wrote:
> Dear all,
> According to the man page for dvipdfmx, in the arguments of the -x and -y
> options (left and top margins, respectively), "The dimension may be specified
> in any units understood by TeX (e.g., bp, pt, in, cm)."  In fact, though, it
> only accepts those four units, plus mm, omitting pc, dd, cc, and sp.
> The attached patch adds support for those four omitted units.  Admittedly,
> I've never used dd or cc, and have probably never used pc, but I find that
> sp is useful for macros; e.g.,
>   \special{papersize=\number\wd\outputbox sp,\number\ht\outputbox sp}
> Please incorporate this change into TeX Live.
> Thanks,
> Paul Vojta

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