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

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Fri Sep 16 06:08:43 CEST 2005

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Alexej Kryukov wrote:

> Should I call this file "SPECIFICATION" and put it into the
> package root? Anyway, even if I add such recommendations, they
> would surely be quite simple, because everything in the package
> should be just copied to the main texmf tree one-to-one. At
> least it was so before TDS 1.1 was released and I hope it will
> be so in future. There are no conflicting files. The only
> exception is my language.dat.sample file which should be merged
> with omega's default language.dat.

I spent several hours trying to repair antomega for *all* 
distributions, but sorry, I've failed. As I've already wrote, such package
should be clearly defined and separate for installation, but it seems
it cannot. Alexej, sorry, but your hints from the documentation cannot
be applied for the distributions like teTeX, TL or MiKTeX. According to your
notes, it is possible to install antomega, but only using some same
directories already in use, so it could break any packaging concept.

Just some terse notes from the poor packager's point of view

why not doc/lambda/antomega/ (?)

omega/hyphen/ -> tex/lambda/antomega/hyphen/ 
(or tex/generic/antomega/hyphen in the case that it will work with 
e.g. aleph, or context, as Hans stated?)

omega/lambda/antomega/ -> tex/lambda/antomega (?)

even if all the above is moved to tex/lambda/, it means that everybody 
can agree that lambda without antomega is unusable, so only in such
case you can put your files and mix them with lambda. I wrote about that...


Not consequent with the above! Should be rather omega/ocp/antomega/uni2char ?


The same as above (not consequent).

The same as above (not consequent).

Rather source/lambda/antomega/ I think.

As you can imagine, your layout breaks any packaging concept (clear
distinction from omega/lambda). I know that's easier to add any file
to the local tree, but sorry, we cannot get that way for distributions
(we have some hundreds of packages). 

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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