HINT: The File Format

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Reflowable Output for TEX

If you want to know what this is about, read the introductory paper in TUGBoat issue 40:2, 2019: The design of the HINT file format.



Version 2.0

Again a better node layout and two improvements: The HINT file may now specify layout of nodes to help "old" version of the viewer to cope with newer extensions. So the new Version 2.0 viewers will be able to process HINT files with version numbers 2.0 and greater!

This version will be distributed with TeX Live 2023. Unfortunately the version 2.0 file format is again incompatible with the version 1.4 format distributed with the previous TeX Live 2022.

Version 1.4

A new node layout for the binary format makes traversing HINT files simpler and faster. This format is used by the hitex program that will be distributed as part of TeX Live 2022. So it will be the first "stable" version.

Version 1.2

This (intermediate) version never made it to the public.

Version 1.1

Version 1.1 added tags to identify languages and changed the format of nodes containing mathematical formulas. It is incompatible with version 1.0.

Version 1.0


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