[tex-live] lambda, omega, latex.ini

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed May 12 11:52:08 CEST 2004

At 10:25 12/05/2004, you wrote:
>"HH" == Hans Hagen writes:
>  >> Being a TeX macro programmer, you want everything in the texinputs
>  >> path, sure. :-)
>  HH> as macro programmer indeed, (i'm currently writing mostly
>  HH> scripts, and then the tds tree and searching can be a pain); for
>  HH> instance if fonts were in the texinputs path, then one could test
>  HH> for the presence of tfm files adn write more robust font systems;
>Given that TeX can auto-generate missing TFM files (calling mktextfm

i never use that, since it will not provide me tfm's for a newly bought 
font that i thought that i'd installed

>on demand), the presence of the TFM files in TeX input paths would add
>nothing more than extra confusion. It will not let you to find out if
>a particular font is really present - it's absence may be "temporary"
>and it may be generated on the fly.

i only use permanently present fonts (i haven't used a metafont in years)


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