[texdoc] pkfix-helper doc

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at icloud.com
Sun Aug 2 11:09:15 CEST 2020

Hi Takuto (or whoever else is monitoring this list),

This is a follow-up to my message of last April, on pkfix-helper. (Actually I had forgotten about it, and realized the issue by starting to use pkfix-helper again today.)

Here's what texdoc gives right now (with MacTeX 2020, kept up-to-date with TeX Live Utility):

% texdoc -l -I pkfix-helper
 1 /usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-dist/doc/support/pkfix-helper/encoding-samples.pdf
   = Encoding tables and how to use them
 2 /usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-dist/doc/support/pkfix-helper/README
   = Readme
 3 /usr/local/texlive/2020/texmf-dist/doc/man/man1/pkfix-helper.man1.pdf

texdoc opens encoding-samples.pdf, which says "See the pkfix-helper documentation for details". Looking at the README, the documentation is pkfix-helper.pdf, and comparing with CTAN this pkfix-helper.pdf lives in TeX Live as pkfix-helper.man1.pdf.

So the file picked up by texdoc should really be


Sorry to always be the bringer of bad news!


PS Not that it is of any importance, but just for context: yesterday I realized the existence of an online repository of cover-to-cover translations of Russian geophysical journals <http://eos.wdcb.ru/transl/>, for the two years (1994-1995) that these translations were published by the American Geophysical Union. The repository has not been updated since 1996. The papers (some of which I have used for my own activity, based on low-quality photocopies) are in old-style PS format, prepared with dvips 5.58. So pkfix-helper is mandatory to get good PDF versions.

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