[metapost] MetaPost 1.000 announcement

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri May 4 10:57:48 CEST 2007

Brian Elmegaard wrote:
>> *  By setting prologues to 2 or 3, you can ask MetaPost to
>>     reencode and include the used labels fonts in the output,
>>     thus creating proper Encapsulated PostScript files even
>>     if labels are present.
> Will both 2 and 3 have this function? Then what is the difference and
> why not keep the old meaning of 2?

Please, look up this section in the manual. But briefly "2" gives you
a proper eps but without fonts, whereas "3" also has the fonts embedded.

The meaning of "2" was defined as: positive, but not "1" (i.e. not
troff mode). And that applied to all positive numbers, not just  "2".


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