[tex-live] [de.comp.text.tex] Re: hfoldsty und microtype - font problem

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Sun Aug 28 16:14:10 CEST 2005


On Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 02:08:53PM +0200, Morten Høgholm wrote:

> Martin Schröder wrote:
> >How about including ifpdf in latex/required/tools?
> I don't know what Heiko thinks about that but I doubt it would be that 
> useful. Not because it's not a good idea but because chances are the 
> user already has it installed.  Users with teTeX or TeXLive already get 
> it installed from the start and MiKTeX users get it installed 
> automatically the first time they try to use it if they didn't go for 
> the full package when installing.

I agree that ifpdf is "required". However, ifpdf is not just a
LaTeX package, but it can be used by plain TeX users, too.
Some weeks ago Thomas Esser forwarded me the problem:

| because some plain TeX users might want to remove tex/latex from the
| search path.

Therefore Thomas and I agreed to put such packages of mine into

Together with Martin's idea the best place would be
but this doesn't exist. Perhaps not too bad, because each has
different ideas about what is "required".

use in hyperref
I could use it in hyperref, without driver option hyperref
checks for pdfTeX in pdf mode. But I don't know whether this
is a good idea. Anyway it would put another argument for
TeX distributors to include ifpdf.

That is an easier issue, converting it to dtx format and
provide better user documentation.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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