[tex-live] checks for right file types

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Mon Jun 16 07:21:37 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 05:58:12AM +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:27:57AM +0200, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:
> > On Sun, 15 Jun 2008, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> > 
> > >     texmf-dist/fonts/map/vtex/bera/bera.ali
> > don't know why we need .ali files in TL. Perhaps we can strip that.
> I don't know .ali files or which programs use them.
> They look as some kind of source files to me:
>   TDS:fonts/source/vtex/bera/bera.ali

No, wrong. VTeX documentation says:

| 2.3.2 The "aliasing" files
| These files establish the relation between the font names used by TeX
| (i.e., the TFM's) and the physical font files (Type 1, TrueType or
| OpenType). On other TEX systems they would be called "font map files". The
| files are ASCII and can be manually edited if needed. VTEX will search for
| these file along the TEX include path.

The .ali files are font map files, (TDS:fonts/map)
but they are searched along the TeX include path (TDS:tex/vtex).
Also I have found them in TDS:vtex/config,
and TDS:doc/latex/marvosym/vtex

This are five different locations!

Walter as VTeX expert, please clarify.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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