[OS X TeX] Re: Context problem

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Oct 15 14:51:28 CEST 2004

On 15 Oct 2004, at 1:05 pm, Ross Moore wrote:

> Hi Jonathan, and Bruno
> On 15/10/2004, at 8:13 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 15 Oct 2004, at 10:50 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>> PS: Some technical details. With TL 2004, during creation of 
>>> pdfLaTeX you'll get:
>>>> running `etex -ini   -jobname=latex -progname=latex *latex.ini' ...
>>>> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3) (INITEX)
>>>> ...
>>>> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/generic/babel/hyphen.cfg
>>>> ...
>>> On the other hand during creation of XeLaTeX you'll get:
>>>> running `xetex -ini   -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex 
>>>> *xelatex.ini' ...
>>>> This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159-2.1-0.871 (Web2C 7.5.2) (INITEX)
>>>> ...
>>>> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/cslatex/hyphen.cfg
>>>> ...
>> There's the problem: searching for hyphen.cfg, xetex is finding the 
>> file in tex/cslatex in preference to the one in tex/generic/babel.
> OK, maybe this is a symptom of a feature that I call the "matrix 
> transpose" problem.

Maybe; or maybe it's simply because the order of kpathsearch 
subdirectory searching at any given level is unspecified (according to 
the docs I've seen); or maybe the algorithms used in kpathsearch have 
changed in TeXLive 2004?

In any case, it can probably be fixed by providing appropriate 
TEXINPUTS.xetex and TEXINPUTS.xelatex entries (look at the 
pdftex/pdflatex entries for inspiration) in texmf.cnf. In the absence 
of program-specific entries, it will be using a default TEXINPUTS that 
apparently allows the cslatex stuff to be found ahead of generic/babel, 
but more specific paths should correct this.

Perhaps that's enough of a clue for someone with TL2004 installed to 
get things working?


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