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Re: TeX fonts, part one [Was: Re: [Fedora-packaging] Proposed amendment to general packaging guidelines: no bundling of fonts in other packages]



I had a look the TDS (http://www.ctan.org/get/tds/tds.pdf). Nothing
written there prevents the use of symlinks. In fact their not even
mentioned because TDS is supposed work even on MSDOS. The question is
if it will actually work if we do that. I guess Jindrich Novy, the
texlive packaged owner knows better than any of us, so I'm cc-ing him.

So, Jindrich, the question is whether ripping out the TeX fonts
formats that are usable by the system at large (via freetype etc.),
and replacing them with symlinks in the TDS is going to work? A
potential problem that I see is that if texlive gets installed after
some fonts it needs to figure out and link to them...

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 7:49 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 22:42 +0300, Vasile Gaburici wrote:
>>
>> XeTeX can do that. TeX probably NEVER will because that violates TDS.
>> If you don't what that means, then don't take on the subject of TeX
>> fonts.
>
> Symlinks?
>
> --
> behdad
> http://behdad.org/
>
> "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
>  Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
>        -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
>
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