[tex-live] Libertinotf and libertine-type1 file name overlap and other oddities
rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Tue Oct 2 15:20:19 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?
The otf directory naming was unintentional. I'll just remove the otf
files; they were only there as the "sources" for the pfbs. It didn't
occur to me that they might interfere with libertineotf.
>|We now have three libertines, one actually being named "libertine",
>| texdoc libertine
>|produces the libertineotf documentation. Shouldn't libertine.pdf be
>|renamed libertinotf.pdf? This causes "texdoc libertine" to prefer
The libertine package (maintained by Herbert Voss) is a compatibilty
wrapper that uses libertine-type1.sty and biolinum-type1.sty to emulate
the simplest possible use of libertine-legacy, which has been removed
from TeXLive. It would be Herbert's call what texdoc libertine should
produce. Perhaps one of us should compose a roadmap through this thicket
>|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.
I'll delete it.
>|Perhaps all problems will go away when/if the packages are merged.
That will have to wait till libertineotf catches up to libertine-type1
and biolinum-type1; the source otfs are older versions, no longer
supported by the upstream site.
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