[tex-live] Libertinotf and libertine-type1 file name overlap and other oddities
dluecking at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 1 20:37:42 CEST 2012
Since the introduction of libertine-type1 there is a new
containing nine OpenType fonts in subdirs public/libertine-type1/ and
public/biolinum-type1. The fonts have file names that match ones in
The former are more recent versions of the latter. I have a few
1. Why is a new directory created? Is it so that xetex/luatex will
not use these fonts?
2. Could xetex/luatex actually find the former set? Would that be
good or bad?
3. Is there enough compatability between them that the newer
versions can just replace the older ones?
We now have three libertines, one actually being named "libertine",
produces the libertineotf documentation. Shouldn't libertine.pdf be
renamed libertinotf.pdf? This causes "texdoc libertine" to prefer
The file README-TeX.txt in doc/fonts/libertine-type1/ refers one
where exists a file named libertinedokulatex.pdf that appears
to document libertine-legacy. Certainly not linertine-type1.
Perhaps all problems will go away when/if the packages are merged.
Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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