[tex-live] Bug#564089: \FDP at colonspace is no longer defined in frenchb v2.3d (v2.4a is OK)

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Sat Jan 9 12:22:51 CET 2010

On 2010-01-09 11:01:35 +0100, Daniel Flipo wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre a écrit le 09/01/2010 01:52 :
> >So, \renewcommand{\Fcolonspace}{\thinspace} is not correct either
> >since it is not documented. Only ThinColonSpace=true is documented
> >for the current version. But this also means that Debian/stable is
> >obsolete.
> Wrong statement!
> Debian/stable holds v.1.6g of frenchb, in frenchb.dtx (V.1.6g),
> \renewcommand{\Fcolonspace}{\thinspace} is fully documented:

You missed the point. I have to modify my files so that they can
compile under Debian/unstable, and I don't want to use a command
that is no longer documented, thus likely to be unsupported in
the future (I don't want to do another change again in a few
years). That's why I use \frenchbsetup, and Debian/stable is
obsolete because it doesn't support it.

In fact I *must* use \frenchbsetup under Debian/unstable for the
replacement of \FrenchItemizeSpacingfalse, which no longer works.

> The advice you got here in 1998 (!) was correct at that time (no way
> of customizing the colonspace was supported, internal macros had to
> be tweaked), later (in v.1.5) I added support to do this properly
> and even later (v2.x) I added \frenchbsetup{} to make life easier
> for end-users with backward compatibility in mind, please read
> sections 4.6 "Incompatibilités assumées" and 4.7 "Comment recompiler
> à l'identique un document écrit pour frenchb 1.6" in the French
> documentation here:
> http://daniel.flipo.free.fr/frenchb/

But this needs to modify the file, which is bad when one wants to
distribute / share it among several users. And I think this is more
complicated in practice, e.g. because \FrenchItemizeSpacingfalse is
no longer defined.

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