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

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Sep 15 22:22:11 CEST 2005

Alexej Kryukov wrote:

>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.
not only omega (aleph), if i remember right, xetex (the mac thing, but 
it may become cross platform in a few years) also needs some specific 
files, e.g. unicode mapping resources

i didn't follow the discussion closely, but i think that part of the 
reason for removing the engine paths was that there ws a danger for 
duplicate trees in there

  omega/tex omega/latex  ...

now, another option is to have something


that way the parent structure remains simple

it's mainly an ordering issue since macro packages can check what engine 
is used, they can load specific files anyway

now, with regards to 'non tex files', i wonder if it makes sense to let 
kpse search in the texinputs path for such files;

also, you mention hyphenation files ... these are just tex files, so you 
can put them in for instance


the fact that there is a generic pattern path does not mean that you 
cannot put patterns someplace else esp when they are not generic at all; 
actually, even the generic patterns are not generic -)



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