allowing use of fonts across texlive versions

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at
Sat Jun 12 22:02:56 CEST 2021

On 2021-06-12 at 14:29:59 +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:

 > Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
 > > Can Windows compress parts of [its] file system?
 > Yes.  Any directory ("folder") can have its contents compressed, and 
 > this can be applied recursively to the contents of all sub*-directories 
 > therein.

Thank you Phil.  It's probably a better approach than using symlinks

  1. there is no need to remove stuff from older versions

  2. there are many text files in TeX Live which can be compressed

  3. symlinks are confusing if the target directory is not displayed
     in directory listings.

It makes sense to compress all but the latest release of TeX Live but
I fear that Ulrike already removed the fonts from older releases.


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