[tex-live] [libertine]: libertine.sty in wrong dir

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Sep 27 16:33:23 CEST 2012

Bob Tennent <rdt at cs.queensu.ca> wrote:

>  >|there should be a libertine.sty which provides compatibility!
>  >|I have thousends (!) of example files which uses this package
>  >|and I suppose a lot of other users too.
> Herbert: And are you going to provide such a package? Your current
> package does *not* provide compatibility for thousands of options,
> macros, features and even whole fonts (outline, shadow) of the original
> libertine.sty. It's great that *your* "thousands of files" apparently
> don't need those features but other users' files likely do. Instead of
> simply installing the compatibility style that works for you in *your*
> tex system, you've now imposed it on TeXLive. I hope you're prepared as
> maintainer to deal with complaints from other users. There *is* a simple
> solution to the compatibility issue: users who can't use the new type1
> packages should install libertine-legacy from CTAN.
> BTW, it will *not* be possible to make the new type1 packages fully
> compatible with libertine-legacy; for example, upstream no longer
> supports outline and shadow fonts.

whatever ...

i've made copies of my snapshots of the libertine-legacy tl packages and
the miktex package.

so if anyone wants to do something or other with them (such as put 'em
on the non-standard tl repo) they can just ask me.

they are, of course, rather bulky.  copying them disc-disc took rather a


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