[tex-live] tl doc formats

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat Sep 9 12:45:44 CEST 2006

Axel Kielhorn <A.Kielhorn at web.de> writes:

> 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.

Could we stop making up strawmen?  Nobody claimed that we should use
_only_ DVI files.  That was the point of using tools like pdffonts in
order to find out which files are safe, in a batched manner.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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