[tex-live] mathematica support?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Nov 8 14:34:28 CET 2004

Does anyone know if the Mathematica support in TL is actually useful?
Would it be better to just remove it, as this user suggests?

He previously sent a revised .map file with more entries, but I don't
think we want to install it.  The new fonts are not Mathememata-specific
-- Janson Text, Adobe Garamond, etc.  I'll attach it for the record.


Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 10:59:03 +0000
From: Ralph Martin <Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk>
To: karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry)
Cc: Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl, Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Subject: Re: wolfram.map

On 7 Nov 2004, at 6:01 pm, Karl Berry wrote:
> I've removed wolfram.map from TL.  There is an mma.map which is closer
> to what you have (though still not as complete), along with a bunch of
> TeX support (tfm, vf, etc.) files.  Since those have been there all
> along, I guess I'll leave them, although I'm not sure if they're really
> helping anything.

I am not sure that is a good idea. If the old wolfram.map file is 
"wrong" (i.e. produce incorrect tex output) those files too are likely 
to be out of date, and confuse rather than help users.

I suggest if you cannot put up to date versions in, then throw them 
away. That way, at least if users with Mathematica put the files in for 
themselves, they wont clash with any out of date ones in texlive.

Best wishes

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