[tex-live] Non-PDF documentation
dak at gnu.org
Mon Feb 8 13:52:42 CET 2010
Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:
> On 1 February 2010 Frank Küster wrote:
> > Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:
> > > Hi Philipp,
> > >
> > > Philipp Stephani a écrit :
> > >> are there any plans to convert non-PDF manuals to PDF? I think
> > >> PS and DVI manuals are inconvenient for many because end users
> > >> generally have no DVI or PostScript viewer installed. For
> > >> example, on Mac OS X, PDFs can be viewed natively, whereas DVIs
> > >> and PSs have to be converted on the fly and look much worse.
> > >
> > > I agree with you. Actually there are such plans. At least Robin
> > > an I have been converting dvi/ps documentation to pdf (or
> > > generating pdf documentation when no compiled doc was available
> > > at all) for some time.
> > What a pity. Viewing DVI in xdvi is so much faster and in
> > particular so much more comfortable than PDF in xpdf(-derivatives)
> > or acroread.
> This was discussed in depth already. DVI is not an option at all
> because DVI files don't incorporate all the needed resources (fonts,
TeXlive has those resources. TeXlive is not CTAN or the web.
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