morten.hoegholm at latex-project.org
Wed Feb 1 10:14:34 CET 2006
On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 09:01:04 +0100, Volker Kuhlmann
<list0570 at paradise.net.nz> wrote:
>> My point was that with the exception of \newtie, all the textcomp
>> follow a rigid naming scheme where the users are fairly unlikely to have
>> chosen that name themselves.
> I'm not sure what the likelyhood is of users wanting to use \text..
> otherwise. I assume what's defined by textcomp can't be considered
> "reserved by latex" quiet yet?
textcomp was added to the LaTeX distribution in late 1997, so it's been
around for a while. In any case, LaTeX uses a lot of commands by the names
\text... and \math... (usrguide is plastered with \text... commands), so
in some sense one could probably consider such names reserved although I
do not think there was ever an official statement.
FWIW, the fourier package also loads textcomp.
> How about a warning in lucidabr along the lines of "textcomp not loaded
> - some symbols will be #(*%&@#&"?
> Another warning which ought to be in lucidabr IMHO is a check for T1(,
> because the default of OT1 produces nothing usable.
The ideal solution in my opinion would be to add the following code in
<if default encoding == OT1>
<change \fontfamily to the new \rmdefault>
<load fontenc with T1>
<if default encoding == T1>
<user is probably using LY1, do nothing>
The two steps in the first test also prevents problems with missing EC
fonts when switching from OT1 to T1.
All of the above changes should of course only go into lucidabr. For users
who wish to use other text fonts, lucbmath is the way to go.
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