[twg-tds] [firstname.lastname@example.org: a TDS question]
gaulle at idris.fr
Mon Jun 23 10:10:33 CEST 2003
Thomas Esser writes:
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 09:33:59AM -0400, Karl Berry wrote:
> > 1) was an example of a typical pb: if files names doesn't differ
> > from, for example, one language to another, how proceed within
> > the TDS tree? since language switch may occur along a document.
> > In general, as far as I can recall kpathsea's ls-R approach to indexing
> > requires that all filenames are unique. This is, of course, an
> No. [Even at times where you have maintained kpathsea, this restriction
> did not exist and it was never added. :-)]
right, kpathsea is not the rules' guardian but the exec officer.
TDS doc, para 2.4, says "Names of TeX input files must be unique
within each first-level subdirectory of texmf/tex and
> teTeX has a few non-unique names in texmf/tex. One example is fonttext.cfg:
right, but this is a format dependant solution. The question i
reported was related to multilingual documents and as such fully
Karl Berry writes:
> In this particular case, it seems like a document has to say (the
> equivalent of) \input french/latin1.kbc anyway, not just \input
> latin1.kbc. Doesn't that work, even though latin1.kbc is not unique?
unfortunately it should be
\input french:latin1.kbc on Mac
\input french\latin1.kbc on Windows
\input french/latin1.kbc on Unix
a quite ugly solution.
> If it doesn't, all I can think of to do is adding ugly prefixes or
> suffixes to make them unique, such as
in that case:
but as there is no link between, eg "german" and "de" it would be:
which are quite long names, but i'm afraid there will be not better
solution until a long time...
Thanks to think about that.
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