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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Sep 22 03:23:41 CEST 2013

On 2013-09-21 at 21:35:30 +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:

 > Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
 > > The problem is that different people have different requirements.  At
 > > a first glance it sounds reasonable to have an installation scheme
 > > "Plain TeX" but those who are using XeTeX or LuaTeX probably prefer to
 > > rely solely on system fonts while others need all the fonts provided
 > > by TeX Live.  Hence it's not possible to create a scheme for Plain TeX
 > > users which satisfies the needs or expectations of all of them.
 > Well, is that true ?  As a 99% XeTeX user, I have no problem with
 > acquiring 76 Computer Modern fonts plus Latin Modern and whatever
 > other Metafont-based fonts are in TeX Live.  They, in comparison
 > to the unbelievably large number of LaTeX packages, will take little
 > time and take up little space.

The space consumed by LaTeX packages is ridiculous.

du -sh /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/{fonts,tex/latex}
1.3G	/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/fonts
116M	/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex


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