[XeTeX] xetex file organization

h h extern pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Nov 4 09:18:04 CET 2004

Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 3 Nov 2004, at 1:26 pm, Adam Lindsay wrote:
>> Jonathan Kew said this at Wed, 3 Nov 2004 13:09:08 +0000:
>>> I've included a "xetex" level in several cases here (under fonts/misc,
>>> fonts/opentype, scripts) to make it easy to distinguish items installed
>>> with xetex from other files that might be present. Is this a reasonable
>>> thing to do?
>> Scripts makes sense, but I never got the logic behind the xetex directory
>> in the otf tree. There's nothing intrinsically 'XeTeX'y about OpenType...
>> even pdftex can handle those fonts (in a limited way).
> There's nothing intrinsically XeTeX'y about OpenType, it's true, but it 
> serves to collect all the .otf files that come from the XeTeX installer 
> in one place (they'd still be found by any other program that searches 
> under texmf/fonts/opentype/), so they can easily be 
> identified/updated/removed when necessary.

there are good arguments for a package/program based organization, but so far, 
tds has not followed that approach and proposals in that direction never made 
it; although ... there is some discussion going on with respect to this


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