[tex-live] tl doc formats

Axel Kielhorn A.Kielhorn at web.de
Sat Sep 9 12:34:17 CEST 2006

Am 09.09.2006 um 09:47 schrieb David Kastrup:

> Staszek Wawrykiewicz <staw at gust.org.pl> writes:

>> On the other hand, dvi previewers needs fonts to be installed
>> (or proper .map files available for the run).
> The last time I looked, a TeXlive system had fonts installed.  Whether
> you run it from DVD or from disk.  We can rely on the set included in
> a minimal TeXlive installation.

Yes, we can /rely/ on a /minimal/ installation.
But when I want to look at a package supplying special fonts, I have to 
install it first to view the dvi file. And I have to create the pk 
files, only to discover that they are not what I wanted.

>> We can find more examples, where DVI could make some problems.
> Start by finding _one_ example.  We are talking about TeXlive.  And I
> don't see how you can have a TeXlive installation without a minimal
> set of fonts and a working DVI previewer either on hard disk or DVD.
> Really.


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