[tex-live] Re: glyphlist.txt
eddietwo at lcs.mit.edu
Sat Jul 2 03:00:51 CEST 2005
This seems reasonable. I've updated my sources to install a base glyphlist.txt
and an extension file, texglyphlist.txt (note the name). The files are found
with kpathsea's kpse_fontmap_format.
Werner LEMBERG wrote:
> At least the lcdftools programs and dvipdfmx need Adobe's
> glyphlist.txt at run-time. For good cooperation with TeX fonts it is
> necessary to extend this file, namely, to add a bunch of glyph names
> which are used in already existing TeX fonts.
> This raises two problems.
> . It is a waste of space to have multiple instances of
> glyphlist.txt. For instance, this file can be currently found
> five times on TeXLive (three times in the texmf trees, two times
> in the source tree), and at least one version is out of date.
> . I consider it problematic to touch the original file. It makes it
> more difficult to update to a newer version, and to maintain
> extensions to it.
> I suggest the following -- not for this TeXLive distribution, but for
> the next one due to our proposed deadline.
> . Put the unmodified glyphlist.txt file into
> Consequently, use the TEXFONTMAPS variable to locate it.
> . Put extensions to this file into, say,
> . Modify all programs which need this data to first read
> glyphlist.txt, then glyphlist.ext.
> . Make all programs accept the slightly extended format as
> implemented in lcdftools to provide more than a single mapping:
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