[tex-live] ttex on TeXLive
wl at gnu.org
Sun Jul 24 15:42:14 CEST 2005
[Erronously sent to ctan at dante.de, sorry.]
The current Thai bundle in TeXLive (ttex) is more than 10 years old!
Additionally, there are the following problems.
. ttex uses the dbtt font family which is (a) a set of bad fonts
(from the technical point of view) and (b) has an unknown license.
. The cttex preprocessor needed for Thai isn't available as a binary
For these reasons, I suggest the following.
1. Remove ttex and dbtt completely.
2. Install the recent thailatex bundle -- BTW, is this already on
CTAN? -- but with a reduced set of fonts. The norasi fonts are
already in TeXLive, and I would like to use the garuda family as
a replacement for dbtt. Is this OK? I'll update both norasi and
garuda by myself, since I need it for my CJK package too (but
with different metrics files).
3. Make cttex a separate bundle (it is no longer part of thailatex)
and update it to the recent version (the version on TeXLive is
1.15). Since it is a Unix filter it should be straightforward to
compile it on all platforms.
I wonder whether cttex should be replaced with another Thai
preprocessor. Please advise.
I volunteer to do the changes -- only for proper integration of cttex
I will probably need someone who checks whether I've done the
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