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[Vincent Fourmond] Re: [tex-k] Bug#364505: dvips: the -T options doesn't always act as asked

An other one sent only to -forwarded, and hence not to the maintainer

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Karl Berry wrote:
>     But I haven't checked whether it's still that way in
>     any more current code.
> No code changes have been made (yet) since TL2005.  (None of this part
> of the code has changed in many years, to my knowledge.)
>     >   Commenting out the break does solve the problem. 
> I don't understand.  But anyway, I agree with your basic point that
> it should possible to specify exact paper sizes and not have dvips
> tinker with them.  Does Akira's -tunknown solve the problem for you?
  It does work great. However, I wish that it was off by default...
> If so, we could at least improve the documentation.
  The attached patch should do teh job, at as far as I am concerned.

  Thanks !


--- tetex-bin-3.0/texk/dvipsk/dvips.texi	2005-01-30 14:17:32.000000000 +0100
+++ tetex-bin-3.0.new/texk/dvipsk/dvips.texi	2006-04-24 20:19:03.000000000 +0200
@@ -1075,7 +1075,9 @@
 @opindex -T @var{hsize},@var{vsize}
 Set the paper size to (@var{hsize},@var{vsize}), a comma-separated pair
 of dimensions such as @samp{.1in,-.3cm} (@pxref{papersize special}).  It
-overrides any paper size special in the DVI file.
+overrides any paper size special in the DVI file. 
+Be careful, as the paper size will stick to a predefined size if there
+is one close enough. To disable this behavior, use @samp{-tunknown}.
 @item -u @var{psmapfile}
 @opindex -u @var{psmapfile}

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Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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