[tex-live] script for LuaTeX font database updating
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Fri Feb 26 00:44:52 CET 2010
On 25 February 2010 23:10, Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 12:03:01AM +0100, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> On 26 February 2010 Khaled Hosny wrote:
>> > > > I'd say we shouldn't keep repeating the mistakes of the past just
>> > > > because we can't (or unwilling) to fix the old ones.
>> > >
>> > > I don't think it's a mistake. It was a design decision and the way it
>> > > was done is reasonable:
>> > I consider a "different behaviour based on executable name" a wrong
>> > design decision and hence, IMHO, a mistake.
>> Then good luck with something like
>> dos2unix --unix2dos
> $ iconv -f "windows-1256" -t "utf-8"
> (Just an example of how executable name "hack" is very limited compared
> to standard practices).
Following this reasoning further we should use:
pdftex -fmt=latex ...
but I rather use the current solution. Or to give yet another example
- the whole idea of the universal script launcher on Windows is based
on finding the right script based on argv. Otherwise you would have
to call them as:
runscript foobar ...
It is workable (tex4ht takes this approach with mk4ht) but not very
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