[tex-live] Re: antomega [was: Multilingual LaTeX: Greek, English, and UTF-8]

Alexej Kryukov akrioukov at newmail.ru
Thu Sep 15 20:44:00 CEST 2005

On Thursday 15 September 2005 01:41, Karl Berry wrote:

> Can you please briefly recap any other changes to the search paths,
> directory structure, or whatever, are needed so that antomega will
> work? Don't bother re-explaining the theory, problems with the TDS,
> etc.  I understand the theory.  What I don't understand is what
> changes you actually need to have made.


according to your explanation, the main idea behind the changes between
TDS 1.0 and 1.1 was removing engine-specific directories, because they
were considered unneeded. I tried to explain that this assumption was
wrong in regards to omega, because omega does need a place for files not
bound to a specific format.

This is the main problem. As far as there is no such directory defined
in TDS, I can't make antomega conform to the TDS recommendations,
because I don't know WHERE should I put files which currently reside
outside of the lambda tree (e. g. hyphenation patterns).

As you can see, this is a practical problem, but I don't think a 
reasonable solution can be found without discussing the TDS theory.
And of course I think this should be a long-time solution, which 
would prevent any similar problems in future. I don't like
quick hacks (e. g. "put your files wherever you want and forgot it").

Alexej Kryukov <akrioukov at newmail dot ru>

Moscow State University
Historical Faculty

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