[tex-live] pdftex without language.dat?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Jan 10 20:12:33 CET 2007

    is it mandatory that the pdftex format is created without loading
    language.dat? Political reasons, sentiments? Does it hurt?

Didn't we just have this thread?

No, it's not mandatory, as far as I know.  In fact, I just proposed
changing it, and actually did change fmtutil.cnf, but then Artemio
pointed out that changing fmtutil.cnf was insufficient, and pdftex.ini
also has to be changed to load etex.src (I assume).  That seemed one
step too many to me, but heck, at this point, I don't care, it's fine
with me.  Maybe you could do it?

If there are more changes involved than the above, please tell me.

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