[tex-live] fc bug report and Kpathsea feature request

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:02:49 +0000

On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 04:29:25AM +0100, Janusz S. Bie? wrote:
> The `fc' package (J"org Knappen's fonts for African languages) on TeX
> Live 6 is unusable for two reasons:
>         - at least one TFM file is incorrect (fcsstt10)
>         - Metafont code depends on "Sauter's tools' which are not included on CD

I hope this is corrected in TL7, though I have not yet tested it
> Bugs like this one can be easily discovered in time if a tool exists
> to check all the TFMs on CD and to generate all fonts for them. The
> prerequisite for such a tool is a program, say `kpselist', which would
> list all the files (with the full path names) of a given type.
> The `kpselist' program would allow also for a substantially better
> integration of AucTeX with TeXLive.

 all it needs is for someone to write the tool!

> P.S. Knappen's TUGboat paper mentions TUG Working Group on african
> languages with latin writing. Does it still exist?
I doubt it very much........

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