[tex-live] The fonts/{map,enc} location problem (updmap)

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Sep 29 16:54:35 CEST 2003

At 09:30 29/09/2003 -0400, Karl Berry wrote:
>     TEXPSHEADERS            =
>     .;$TEXMF/{{fonts/{map,enc}/{dvips,},dvips},pdftex,tex,fonts/type1}//
>     ...
>It seems sensible to me, but I guess that Thomas and Olaf are the ones
>with the final say.
>BTW, those paths seem incredibly complex.  I cannot mentally compute the
>expansions.  Triple braces, double dvips's ... it's too bad.  It seems
>we've constructed a whole lot of complication for ourselves.  Sigh.

then this is (again) a good moment to start thinking about using the same 
library for pdftex and dvips for accessing the same map files, whicm means 
that the format of that file needs to be redefined in a more proper 
database syntax (maybe xml, but it may be to slow on such big files).


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