[tex-live] filename case issues in arabtex

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jul 12 10:41:29 CEST 2006

Hi Klaus,

I've become aware that the arabtex package as found on CTAN includes  
two copies of the file "unash.fd", differing only in the case of the  


The contents of the two files is identical; even the \ProvidesFile  
macro gives the lowercase form in both files.

The existence of the two copies leads to problems when checking-out  
from a copy of the CTAN package to a case-insensitive volume.  
Therefore, would you mind removing Unash.fd from the package? There  
should be no need for this file even on case-sensitive systems, and  
my understanding is that current LaTeX conventions call for all- 
lowercase filenames, although the code will check for both.

In addition, it might be desirable to rename


with an all-lowercase name, for consistency, although this does not  
currently cause problems as there is no second copy. (This file also  
has \ProvidesFile with a lowercase name.)



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