[tex-live] Technical showstoppers for TL2003

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Sep 15 01:10:33 CEST 2003

At 18:01 14/09/2003 +0200, Thomas Esser wrote:
> > also, i wonder if it's possible to chain tcx files, say, one main one and
> > an extra one, which can overload entries in the main one ( i dunno if a 
> tcx
> > can contain gaps)
>We can specify a default tcx file with --default-translate-file which
>is used if no -translate-file option is given.

i'm not that sure if we can expect users to do that out of the blue (i.e. 
add command line args); i could add it to texexec, but that would not help 
non context users; so handling it via texmf.cnf is a better approach

btw, how sensitive are old binaries for --whatever=something switches that 
are not yet supported in that binary, i.e. do they abort? or what happens 
if no cp8bit is present

(somehow i got the feeling that things become quite messy that way; tex is 
already hard to explain)

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