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Topic: Re: Counting Compressed Characters?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56758
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

At 11:33 PM 9/13/2001 +1000, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I am currently writing a pdf converter, which uses the ZLIB compression.

Another one - welcome!


>Without compression, you have to count each character written out to the
>pdf file in order to make the XREF section accurate.

Correct.


>Now that I'm going to be using compression, do I count the characters
>before they are compressed or do I count the compressed characters and use
>that number in the XREF section?

You count the characters that make up the physical file on disk,
which define the offsets needed by the XREF. So yes, you count the
compressed characters.


Leonard

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