[tex-live] xii and xii-lat

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Fri Dec 22 01:25:15 CET 2017

Hi Peter - Sorry, but I resist. Experience has shown that subdirectory
levels are not the best way to differentiate content-level things,
because there are too many ways to do it. The subdirectories now are by
format/program and then by package and that's it. Simplicity is good.

To achieve the purpose, there are keywords ("topics") maintained in the
CTAN catalogue, and tlmgr info searches them, among other things:

$ tlmgr info frivolous
Packages containing `frivolous' in their title/description:
happy4th - A firework display in obfuscated TeX
pst-fun - Draw "funny" objects with PSTricks
reverxii - Playing Reversi in TeX
xii - Christmas silliness (English)
xii-lat - Christmas silliness (Latin)

https://ctan.org/topics/cloud shows all such topics (there are tons).


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