[tex-live] Re: tex4ht bugfix

Eitan Gurari gurari@cis.ohio-state.edu
Mon, 20 Jan 2003 03:23:35 -0500

 > >I was not aware of the same problem in t4ht.c. That file (in the texlive
 > >repository) had no dos'ish line ends, so that the compiler did the right
 > >thing. Still, I have followed with the same change.
 > Perhaps the problem is that we use for TL some mix from the official
 > release from CTAN and from the bugfixes. We have now (in bugfixes), e.g.
 > completelly new stuff for htfonts and tex/generic/tex4ht/ as compared to
 > CTAN. Some of those changes are in the texlive repository.

It is unsafe to download to TL only part of the bugfixes
distribution. (I intended to revise the main distribution in the home
web page, as well as update ctan, sometimes in February.)

 > As I can remember from the last year discussion, the texk version of
 > tex4ht completely ignores some settings in tex4ht.env, like
 > t@texmf@/fonts/tfm/!
 > i@texmf@/ht-fonts/iso8859/2/!
 > i@texmf@/ht-fonts/alias/!
 > or similar, 

Is `@texmf@' literally used that way anywhere?

Instead of `@texmf@', one can put `~' or `~~' or a full path. (I don't
recall how old this feature is, but I see it in the distribution of
Feb 2002.)


A `~' takes a base path from an environment variable named HOME. A
`~~' takes a base path provided through an environment variable named
TEX4HTHTF. Can TEX4HTHTF be assigned the path of `@texmf@'?  If not,
any suggestion on how to incorporate @texmf@ into tex4ht.c?

Similarly, can TEX4HTENV be assigned a base path, for a relative path
to tex4ht.env?  

   tex4ht -e~~/.../tex4ht.env  ....
   t4ht -e~~/.../tex4ht-foo.env  ....

 > with `/' for Windows.

Is there a problem for windows?