[tex-live] script for LuaTeX font database updating
khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Feb 26 05:27:43 CET 2010
On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 11:44:52PM +0000, T T wrote:
> 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 ...
Yes, I do actually propose that (and ConTeXt has been doing this for
ages), I for example strongly disliked the idea of having separate
luatex/lualatex binaries just to change the output format, to me this is
plain stupidity, but whom I to complain, younger than TeX being I.
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