[tex-live] [Fwd: [Fwd: ec.enc, cork.enc and tcaron]]

Vit Zyka vit.zyka at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 09:32:39 CEST 2008

karl at freefriends.org wrote:
>     find no cork.enc
>     So, I agree, it can be removed.
> I'll take your word for it.  I removed cork.enc from fontname
> (http://tug.org/fontname) and TL.

OK, I will recheck the situation when the beta TL2008 will be available.

> I have also added ec.enc to fontname (for now, unchanged from what was
> in TL 2007).
> Those changes will propagate through CTAN within a couple of days.
>     How we correct ~600 fonts that have anavailable tcaron glyph in the 
>     current distribution?
> If changes need to be made to font distributions, the respective
> maintainers should be contacted.  If I understand you, though, changing
> ec.enc will "silently" improve the situation with no changes needed from
> the font maintainers (good news for everyone).


>       en.enc -> ec-old.enc
>       cork.enc -> cork-old.enc
> Names like *-old.enc are always a mistake.  We could rename it to
> something like ectquoteright.enc.  

I agree old is not good. But tquoteright is not the only change in the 
encoding. Naming like ec-dbar-tquoteright-???.enc is too long... I am 
thinking about ec-intuitive.enc but is also has disadvantages. I am not 
sure here.

In every case I would prefer to insert a hyphen after 'ec' since 
otherwise the main encoding info is rather hidden.

> I have asked Jacko for input regarding the glyph name changes.  He has
> spent more of his life dealing with this madness than anyone else I know,
> so I don't want to make changes in this area without him reviewing it.

That is of course good idea to incorporate Jacko's rich experience.

Thank you,

> Thanks,
> Karl

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