[tex-live] ICC profiles for PDF/A compliance
selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Wed Sep 12 03:39:13 CEST 2018
My only concern would be if people install the pdfx package
individually from CTAN, they have to go through the extra (and not
obvious) step of installing the new icc package as well. I don't see
any significant downside to simply making this 2k file part of the
pdfx package, or any significant upside to creating a new global
location for this one file.
There are other things that the pdfx package contains, such as
glyph-to-unicode mappings, which can in principle also be re-used by
other packages. But ultimately one cannot make a separate package for
each file, so I think it is better to keep related files together.
This is just my 2c, but you guys are the experts on this so ultimately
I agree with whatever you decide. -- Peter
Ross Moore wrote:
> Hi Karl, and others
> On 12 Sep 2018, at 7:09 am, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org<mailto:karl at freefriends.org>> wrote:
> And where should it be installed? Into the pdfx directory or
> It should go in texmf-dist/tex/generic/<pkgname>, where <pkgname> is
> *what gets uploaded to CTAN*. Please do not create it on the fly in TL
> just because you can :).
> As for what <pkgname> should be, how about "colorprofile"? Because, are
> all profiles really "ICC"? In any case, I don't feel strongly about the
> I fully support this.
> The colour profiles should be independent of the pdfx package.
> Yes, the package needs to reference them, and include them in documents,
> but the package in no sense “owns” them, nor has it created them.
> There are many other resources that pdfx makes use of, as does any other
> package, which are loaded from elsewhere within the texmf-* hierarchies.
> I don’t see this as being any different.
> Besides, I don’t see pdfx as (ultimately) being the only package that produces
> standards-conforming PDFs requiring a Color Profile, nor that such documents
> necessarily be tied to LaTeX production.
> So having them under ‘generic’ seems most appropriate, and we shouldn’t
> need to have to distribute them with pdfx .
> Besides, I always have trouble preparing a complicated package for CTAN,
> where the structure or the archive submitted tends to be different from the
> TDS structure that I use myself under TeXLive for MacOS.
> I’m thinking of the doc/ , font/, source/ subtrees as well as tex/latex/<pkgname> ;
> but all are flattened – for use with MikTeX ???
> How easy will it be for all TeX systems to implement a new branch like
> or /tex/generic/color/public/
> or /color/profiles/public/
> or whatever we decide is the best naming ?
> As for a new top-level directory instead, Mojca, do you have an argument
> to advance for it? As far as I can see, it would cause churn in many
> search paths with no offsetting advantage. tex/generic seems simpler to
> me in every way. --best, karl.
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