[tex-live] etex_man.pdf formatting issue

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Fri Jan 2 12:07:12 CET 2015

On 02/01/2015 09:15, jfbu wrote:
> Hi,
> the file
> /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/doc/etex/base/etex_man.pdf
> has (see for example on page 15) numerous TeX-XeT and TeX--XeT
> where systematically the -XeT is bold on screen (tested on mac os x
> with both preview and acrobat reader)
> This seems like a bug, probably related to the chain followed
> (which I didn't investigate) to produce the pdf from the source.
> (by laziness I didn't try to locate the source, which is presumably in
> some ascii text markup)
> I suspect the -XeT is treated like an option, as for example one sees in 
> /usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/doc/man/man1/etex.man1.pdf
> where all described options are indeed printed bold. Thus my conjecture
> is that similar tools are used to produce both etex_man.pdf and 
> etex.man1.pdf but what is suitable for the second is not 100% ok for the first.
> best wishes
> Jean-Francois

This is not a 'TeX Live thing': the PDF and sources are provided by the
NTS team. If you read the sources, TeX--XeT is produced by a macro
called \TeXXeT which is defined as



    \DeclareFontShape{OT1}{cmr}{bxrev}{n}{<-> xbmc10}{}

so it look deliberate.
Joseph Wright

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