allowing use of fonts across texlive versions

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at
Sat Jun 12 14:21:15 CEST 2021

On 2021-06-12 at 13:04:10 +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:

 > Am Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:28:28 +0200 schrieb Ulrike Fischer:
 > > Would it be possible to move the fonts from texmf-dist into a
 > > separate texmf-tree say texmf-fonts?
 > Markus suggested to me off-list to use symlinks, something I hadn't
 > considered because I thought it doesn't work on windows (I think it
 > didn't at some time). But it works now. I needed admin rights but
 > then  could create a symbolic link with mklink and it seems work.
 > It is a bit confusing as the windows explorer don't show the folder
 > and all log-files show "C:\texlive\2020", I hope I will remember
 > that this pathes are symbolic ;-)

Can Windows compress parts of your file system?


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