[tex-live] Bug#635382: new release of latex-unicode

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at cs.ioc.ee
Fri Apr 20 11:05:17 CEST 2012

Am Donnerstag, den 19.04.2012, 22:46 +0100 schrieb Robin Fairbairns:
> Wolfgang Jeltsch <wolfgang at cs.ioc.ee> wrote:
> > By the way, the package is already called “ucs” in TeXLive. However, it
> > is called “unicode” in MiKTeX. And it is called “unicode” on CTAN, and
> > its directory on CTAN is also called “unicode”.
> i wonder what you consider is naming what, here?  if you're assuming the
> catalogue "entry" name is the source, you're wrong.  the catalogue only
> really emerged about 10 years after ctan, and its first population was
> named from the directory that the catalogue entry described.

I mean these URLs and the appearances of “unicode” on the web pages they



> > How can I change the package and directory name on CTAN? Is there a
> > dedicated process for doing so? Should I upload the package under the
> > name “ucs”? Should the “unicode” entry be changed to just contain some
> > README that tells that the package name has changed? Should the
> > “unicode” entry be removed entirely?
> upload a package called "ucs" and note that it replaces "unicode" ;-)

I’ll probably do so within the next days.

By the way, I’ve changed a few things to accommodate for the upcoming
name change:

    • The name “ucs” is now consistently used in the package’s

    • The distribution file that is produced by the makefile is now
      called “ucs.tar.gz” instead of “unicode.tar.gz”.

    • The FAQ entry that used to explain the naming inconsistency now
      mentions the name change and explains the rationale behind it.

    • The URL of the source code repository is now

          <http://darcs.wolfgang.jeltsch.info/tex/ucs/>  .

    • The URL of the package’s homepage is now

          <http://wolfgang.jeltsch.info/software/tex/ucs>  .

      A redirect from the old URL is in place.

Best wishes,

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