Perl Data::Dumper for Java

In Perl, if you want to display the contents of a data structure in a human readable format you can use the great Data::Dumper module. In PHP there is the var_dump() function. But what to do in Java? [Read more...]

Embedding fonts into PDF files using Ghostscript

I wanted to publish my master’s thesis using the Lulu Marketplace. If you upload a PDF file to Lulu a requirement is that all fonts are embedded. I thought that this was no problem because I had configured my Latex distribtion to embed all fonts when producing PDF files (if you want to know how to do this read on here). But I was wrong. [Read more...]