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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Apr 20 11:16:41 CEST 2012

Wolfgang Jeltsch <wolfgang at cs.ioc.ee> wrote:

(note, i've removed the debian bug tracker from the list of recipients
of this message.  it seems pointless to this discussion -- indeed, i
don't really understand how it -- and not, say, fedora, got there in the
first place.  did someone report the odd names as a bug to debian?)

> 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
> represent:
>     <http://ctan.org/pkg/unicode>

catalogue entry, same name as distribution directory (unless there's a

>     <http://ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/unicode>

(i presume you mean mirror.ctan.org -- ctan.org is a low bandwidth
mirror, and shouldn't be listed explicitly, other than for the catalogue

as i said, the directory holding the package (i.e., that one) will need
to be renamed.

> > 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
>       documentation.
>     • 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.


all we await, now, is the upload.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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