[OS X TeX] block comment
Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Nov 17 20:56:14 CET 2005
Am 17.11.2005 um 17:51 schrieb George Gratzer:
> So a logical question to raise: if I just want to LaTeX ( I do not
> want mptopdf and mfpic, whatever they are), can I set my system not
> to include supp-mis.tex ?
Yes: use latex.
Sorry, I don't know the intrinsics for that, I only remember that when
I first used CMacTeX's pdftex or pdflatex on Mac OS 9 two ConTeXt files
always were included for no obvious reason:
Of course I searched for that and found pdftex.def which includes
supp-pdf.tex, if it exists on the system. There is some old
relationship between ConTeXt's Hans Hagen and pdfTeX's Han The Thanh.
Indeed I started to use pdfTeX when I saw a demo of ConTeXt with
microtype features and pdfTeX. Maybe the pdfTeX folks just re-use code
that was developed for ConTeXt, to understand the ConTeXt MAP files? Or
to provide PDF \specials? TeX isn't my native language ...
"What is this talk of 'release'? Klingons do not make software
'releases'. Our software 'escapes' leaving a bloody trail of
designers and quality assurance people in its wake."
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