[OS X TeX] removal of unneeded languages

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Tue Jan 5 23:40:15 CET 2010

Am 05.01.2010 um 21:25 schrieb <Patrick.Wambacq at esat.kuleuven.be> <Patrick.Wambacq at esat.kuleuven.be 

> So what is the best way to remove what I don't need? Or to not  
> install it from the beginning?

The TL '09 documentation describes a few ways to configure your system  
individually. The option for the languages is to create a file


(or is it in /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/web2c? would need to read  
it again!) with a contents à la:


removes all the listed languages from the format. I see now:

	Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax,  
dumylang, nohyphenation, german-x-2009-06-19, ngerman-x-2009-06-19,  
french, german, ngerman, loaded.

It's also possible to create


into which you can enter lines for additional FMTs or enter lines à la


to disable these FMTs. In


you can set defaults like

	pdftexDownloadBase14 false
	dvipdfmDownloadBase14 false

or disable some MAP file fragments


or enable others:

	Map MinionPro.map
	Map PS3fonts
Finally you can create


with a contents like


or whatever you prefer and is not the "built-in" default in LaTeX.

This latter configuration works at once. The MAP file related  
configuration becomes active when you run updmap-sys with elevated  
privileges. The languages and formats related configuration becomes  
active when you rebuild the FMT files.

Obsolete files will not be removed.



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