[cairo] Patterns in PDF output
ajohnson at redneon.com
Mon Apr 21 01:19:57 PDT 2008
Kristof Van Landschoot wrote:
> We've upgraded to Cairo 1.6.4 and even though the improvements are
> impressive there's one thing that seems lacking for us.
> When outputting a pattern fill it seems a new PDF pattern is created for
> each time we use the fill on a path. This is not wrong in itself, but
> we have some files where a pattern is reused a lot and that makes the
> PDF file becomes pretty heavy. To the extent that Acrobat Reader
> refuses to render them and Preview on OS X starts to bog down.
This is a known problem. Not re-embedding the same pattern or image is
on the roadmap .
> Is there a workaround for this?
Depending on whether the paths are intersecting and the fill mode you
are using, you can add multiple paths to the current path before doing a
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