[tex-live] Fwd: No working Platex in Tex Live 2007 (Ubuntu)

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Sun Nov 11 22:04:37 CET 2007

On Sun, 11 Nov 2007, Norbert Preining wrote:

> Dear TeX Live Polish Masters,
> could you enlighten me about one thing:
> TeX Live 2007 (as released)
> is the platex format/link necessary, or superseeded by polski.sty?

No, the platex format/link has gone. It is no needed any more.
We decided to remove that name (platex) for the next release of TL
because it has been also used by our friends from Japan for years.
Please use just \usepackage{polski} as always.
Back to the history: we introduced platex some years ago to assure
that the proper Polish hyphenation patterns were loaded and also to 
avoid the bugs in the babel package we encountered from time to time
(namely hyphen.cfg which is (unfortunatelly) the default to make the 
latex format; from the latex's restrictions it seems still illegal, 
but this is another story ;-). 

All in all, the platex package was also removed from CTAN and replaced
by just "polski" package. I'm still waiting for the final decissions from
Marcin Wolinski (the maintainer of the package) to clean out the whole 
bundle (docs, etc.).

All the best,

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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