[tex-live] Non-PDF documentation
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Feb 13 09:24:54 CET 2010
Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> Philipp Stephani <st_philipp at yahoo.de> wrote:
> > Am 12.02.2010 um 23:00 schrieb Philipp Stephani:
> > > I have just uploaded the two PDFs mentioned originally (for ucs and german).
> i'm just a teeny bit concerned about the other two packages.
> (1) languages.pdf (~= 20mbytes) seems a bit over the top -- the
> uncompressed .ps.gz is only 850kbytes or so. how did you
> create it -- i don't know the app that pdfinfo tells me about?
> if its a fresh compile? or a distill of some sort?
> ucs.pdf is also apparently huge by comparison with ucs.ps.gz, but not
> quite so over the top
using distiller 9 (i think it is, on that server[*]),i get:
-rwxr-xr-x 1 rf10 763230 2010-02-13 08:09 languages.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 rf10 864713 2010-02-13 08:06 languages.ps
-rwxr-xr-x 1 rf10 129807 2010-02-13 08:10 ucs.pdf
-rw-r--r-- 1 rf10 152497 2010-02-13 08:06 ucs.ps
by contrast, your files are:
--w-r----- 1 ctan 20724260 2010-02-12 21:53 languages.pdf
--w-r----- 1 ctan 3638287 2010-02-12 21:56 ucs.pdf
it occurs to me that someone more expert than i in understanding pdf
files might understand what you've done, better than i.
> (2) there already _is_ a gerdoc.pdf on the archive. i don't actually
> understand why it's not in tl already
this is now understood -- manuel has installed my original.
[*] i have access to a "windows terminal server" which talks to the same
file server as the un*x world talks to. very good it is, too, except
where the file protections are something arcane.
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