[OS X TeX] Re: [XeTeX] Microtypography?

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at iwu.edu
Tue May 9 23:32:57 EDT 2006

On May 9, 2006, at 6:50 PM, Jon Guyer wrote:

>> No, I'm really not kidding. For years, starting with Textures, I  
>> only looked for the doc files for each and every package I wanted  
>> to learn about, then double-clicked, printed and read them. This  
>> implied, for gwTeX, browsing through /Library/teTeX/share/ 
>> texmf.tetex/doc/ until finding where the package I was interested  
>> about had its doc.
> ...glad to know I'm not the only one. 8^)

I didn't even know the docs were bundled up. I would always just  
search on google for any such information, not always with the  
desired level of success.

> Apparently, again, that's why a derivative texdoctk is born, (i)  
> providing a GUI to texdoc and (ii) using a dedicated database to  
> relate each TeX relative to a list of keywords and to the name of  
> its doc. Unfortunately, it seems the installation of a special Perl  
> module is required, which isn't installed by default.

Just out of curiosity, is this dedicated database available outside  
of this perl module? I wouldn't mind adding support for texdoc in my  
favorite editor, but it would be better if it was intelligent enough  
to understand various keywords.


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