[tex-live] local/personal fonts
rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Thu Jul 21 04:02:28 CEST 2011
>|From preining at logic.at Wed Jul 20 21:39:42 2011
>|Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:31:51 +0900
>|From: Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>
>|To: Bob Tennent <rdt at cs.queensu.ca>
>|Cc: tex-live at tug.org
>|Subject: Re: [tex-live] local/personal fonts
>|On Mi, 20 Jul 2011, Bob Tennent wrote:
>|> >|> $TEXMFLOCAL/web2c/updmap-local.cfg \
>|> >|> $TEXMFCONFIG/web2c/updmap-local.cfg \
>|> But would it not be possible for tlmgr then to append *both* of the
>|> updmap-local.cfgs to get the local and personal deltas in priority
>|> order? It does this for TEXMFLOCAL and you give instructions for
>|> doing it with TEXMFCONFIG; why not both?
>|Why do you need *two* updmap-local.cfg?
>|Only the one in $TEXMFLOCAL will be automatically included by tlmgr.
>|What is the need of the one in $TEXMFCONFIG?
TEXMFLOCAL (typically under /usr/local) is for system-wide additions or
changes to the distribution defaults.
TEXMFCONFIG (typically ~/texmf) is for personal additions or changes
to the system-wide defaults. For example, commercial fonts licensed
to a single user on a shared system. Fontconfig has a similar policy:
there is a fonts.conf for the defaults, a local.conf for local
additions/changes, and any user can set up a ~/.fonts.conf for personal
The two downsides/caveats described in
arise because one must currently choose *either* local *or* personal,
but not both. But both are useful.
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