This question should be of general interest. It is triggered by the Japanese edition of my free physics text (see http://www.motionmountain.net/japanese.html ), where lualatex (from TexLive 2017) would be better than pdflatex. Because in the latex code I use
- dozens of psfrags,
- hundreds of eps figures,
- dozens of \specials, and
- many embedded films with movie15,
- and a large .cls files with more than 4000 lines of code,
I need to use the tex-dvi-ps-pdf conversion sequence. Can this sequence be used with lua(la)tex?
In pdflatex, the tex-dvi-ps-pdf route can be enforced by setting \pdfoutput=0 and using dvips and then a ps to pdf converter such as ps2pdf or Distiller.
Is this also possible in lua(la)tex? Lualatex does not recognize the command \pdfoutput=0 .