[twg-tds] Re: [texhax] revision of the tex directory structure document

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon May 31 08:02:44 CEST 2004

>>>>> "William" == William F Adams <wadams at atlis.com> writes:

    > On Sunday, May 30, 2004, at 09:16 AM, Karl Berry wrote:
    >> But given the extraordinary amounts of pain we're going through
    >> just to change a relatively minor location (for map/enc files),
    >> I cannot even imagine the hurricane of complaints that would
    >> arise if we tried to change the basic organization of fonts/.

    > Well, how's this?

    > Leave everything as they are now, and mention the (older /
    > better) other way as an _alternative_ which a user may wish to
    > consider for their localtexmf tree _if_ it works with their
    > system.

The advantage of having *one* standard is that people can prepare font
packages as .tar.gz or .zip files which contain a TDS compliant
directory structure.

I like texmf/fonts/supplier/typeface/type/ more than that what we have
today.  But for a normal user, the directory structure doesn't matter,
if he just has to install such a package.

I strictly recommend to either change the standard or leave it as it
is, but never allow for an alternative.


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