[OS X TeX] Different LaTeX interaction modes

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Oct 9 17:00:34 EDT 2007

Le 9 oct. 07 à 17:35, Paul Mantz a écrit :

> I'm doing some web-graphic rendering using LaTeX and a lot of the
> scripts I've seen that I've been tweaking and such have different
> interaction modes.  I've tried googling them, but haven't come up with
> any documentation detailing what the exact consequences of each one
> are, aside from what I can assume from their name and my own
> experience.  I also have tinkered around in the original texmf.cnf,
> and I am under the impression that the texmf*/ directories searched
> before executing change depending on the mode.

Even after reading this thrice, I've absolutely no idea what you're  
talking about. What's "web-graphic rendering", how can it use LaTeX,  
what are these scripts supposed to do and what is an interaction mode?

> Can anyone point me in a good direction to look into this?  Also, what
> is ricoh mode?  For someone with a default texmf.cnf, I'm talking
> about line 277.  This is also the area that leads me to suspect that
> different modes will warrant different include paths.  If anyone knows
> where I could find some documentation on the various modes, that
> would be greatly appreciated.

ricoh looks like the name of one of the printers defined in


and used by MetaFont to generate bitmap PK files from original MF  

If you're indeed creating graphics for use on the web, you'll want to  
use vectorial fonts (PostScript, TrueType or OpenType), not bitmap ones.

Bruno Voisin

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