[tex-live] Outstanding question about Hebrew and Greek hyphenation patterns

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Sep 22 03:09:07 CEST 2013

On 2013-09-22 at 00:14:36 +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:

 > 2013/9/21 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
 > > E:\CTAN>c:rsync -a -v --progress --delete
 > > rsync://rsync.tex.ac.uk/CTAN/systems/texlive/tlnet/ .
 > >
 > > This is pulling in hundreds, if not thousands, of files for
 > > architectures in which I have negative interest.  Is it possible
 > > to make that incantation pull in only generic files and those
 > > targetted specifically at Windows (32-bit or 64-bit) ?
 > Yes.
 > You will be surprised: rsync is documented. :-)
 > It even has man pages for systems which are able to use them.

Martin, it's a matter of fact that Windows users can't do very much
with Unix manual pages.  The only program which can process them on
Windows is Emacs:


If you want to convince Phil to use Emacs, proceed.

 > Otherwise you will have to use something called "search engine".
 > I've heard rumours that even the manufacturer of your OS (which
 > sadly is not Unix) offers one such service.

You already know my opinion about search engines.  As far as TeX
related stuff is concerned, it makes more sense to go to
tex.stackexchange and search there.  Stackexchange is much more
reliable than everything else you find in the internet.

Whenever you search for manual pages in the internet, I can guarantee
you that you always get old stuff.  There are web sites which gather as
many manual pages as possible.  But no attempt is made to keep them
up-to-date.  Please google for the getnonfreefonts manual page.  It's
most likely that you get the TL-2005 version.


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