[tex-live] packaging

cfrees at imapmail.org cfrees at imapmail.org
Mon Jul 12 14:46:53 CEST 2010

On Mon 12th Jul, 2010 at 14:31, Ulrike Fischer seems to have written:

> Am Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:30:32 +0100 (BST) schrieb
> cfrees at imapmail.org:
>> I'm not sure what the last entry on the .map file lines does:
>>  	" fontinst-autoenc-ts1-euro ReEncodeFont "
>> This matches the following line in the encoding file:
>>  	/fontinst-autoenc-ts1-euro [
>> Does this need to match the filename? Or can this be left?
> It doesn't need to match the filename. There is no problem if you
> have a "/my-special-encoding" in a myspeenc.enc file.

Yes. I think I put it badly or was just confused when I wrote that.

> But you should make sure that /my-special-encoding is a unique name.
> You shouldn't have two different encodings in files with different
> names which use the same name for the encoding. pdflatex will not
> care much as it looks mostly at the file name in the map-file, but
> dvips will not reload an encoding if an encoding with the same name
> as already been used.

Yes. I realise different encodings need different names (even if I
could not have said why). The question concerns what to do about cases
where different font packages use the same encoding i.e. is it best to
have a 1-1 mapping from encoding names to definitions or a many-1
mapping. (The case of a 1-many mapping is definitely out.)

It seems that a many-1 mapping is favourite so that's what I'll do...


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