[tex-live] tl doc formats

Axel Kielhorn A.Kielhorn at web.de
Sat Sep 9 12:26:43 CEST 2006

Am 08.09.2006 um 08:40 schrieb David Kastrup:

> Staszek Wawrykiewicz <staw at gust.org.pl> writes:
> Uh, we are talking about TeXlive here?  The DVD with a live TeX system
> including viewers on it?  So why wouldn't they be able to read the
> documentation before installing the whole stuff?
>> pdf seems the best for that.
> TeXlive contains DVI viewers.  It does not contain PDF viewers.  So I
> really don't understand how you gather that the users will be able to
> view PDF without problems, but not DVI, if what they have is a TeXlive
> DVD.

IIRC there are no DVI-Viewers for MacOS. There is xdvi, but you need to 
install the X11 system to use it. Viewing PDF is supported by the OS.

>> Eh, well, providing that *all* dvi viewers can accept source
>> specials in the same manner (I've learned that "source specials"
>> could be missuderdstood between different TeX distributions).
> We are not talking about different TeX distributions here but about
> TeXlive.  So we need only worry about the viewers in that.

Which are missing for at least one supported OS.


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