[tex-live] xii and xii-lat

Peter Wilson herries.press at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 20 21:42:35 CET 2017

Recently David Carlisle has released his xii-lat.tex file (see TUGboat 
38,3) as a follow on from xii.tex. Both of these files are part of 
TeXlive but when I tried to process them (by pdftex) they were not 
found. Eventually with help from TEX.SE 
(https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/407065)  I discovered that they 
were under \usr\local\texlive\2017\texmf-dist\doc\plain. I feel that the 
TDS should be organized in this case so that pdftex xii will produce 
xii.pdf (and similarly for xii-lat or other (La)TeX files of the same 

Perhaps a new category called, say, fun, could be developed for these 
kind of files?

Peter W.

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