[R-sig-Debian] [OT] LaTeX peculiarities in Ubuntu 9.10 beta
bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon Oct 19 21:45:36 CEST 2009
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik at wu.ac.at> wrote:
>>>>>> Dirk Eddelbuettel writes:
>> On 19 October 2009 at 13:41, Douglas Bates wrote:
>> | I am running the beta test version of Ubuntu 9.10, x86_64 on a machine
>> | and encountered some peculiarities in LaTeX called through
>> | R-devel CMD texi2pdf file.tex
>> | The tilde character in the input, which should produce a non-breaking
>> | space, is now being rendered as a tilde. Does anyone know where I
>> | could begin exploring for explanations and/or workarounds?
>> With Kurt and myself. :-)
> Actually, I recently talked to Karl Berry about this, and he will modify
> upstream so that the tilde magic only gets performed for texinfo
> sources. (He did not apply the patch to upstream yet, though.)
So the temporary workaround is not to use texi2pdf but instead use pdflatex?
>> We had a years-long buglet where R builds "broke" latexing for alpha/beta/rc
>> releases such as the one I made this morning. Here, I use a scheme such as
>> R-2.9.10~20091019 in both the package version and the build directory as dpkg
>> sorts this lower than plain old R-2.9.10 and the final releases will cleanly
>> replace the alpha/beta/rc variants. However, this then broke the texinfo-to-pdf
>> conversion as texinfo et al choked over the ~ in the directory name. So all
>> alpha/beta/rc build has essentially no pdf manuals.
>> I think the last thing I heard from Kurt on this a few months back was that
>> the 'feature' you observed had appeared. I am a little fuzzy on the details
>> but maybe Kurt can fill in.
>> But FWIW latex'ing this
>> Here are two~words separated by a tilde.
>> does not show a tilde in the pdf that resulted on Debian testing, with the
>> packages below. Maybe an Ubuntu bug report is needed? My two machines with
>> 9.10 beta are currently unreachable for me.
>> edd at ron:~> COLUMNS=74 dpkg -l | grep texlive
>> ii texlive-base 2007.dfsg.2-4 TeX Live: Essential programs and files
>> ii texlive-base-b 2007.dfsg.2-7 TeX Live: Essential binaries
>> ii texlive-common 2007.dfsg.2-4 TeX Live: Base component
>> ii texlive-doc-ba 2007.dfsg.2-2 TeX Live: Base documentation
>> ii texlive-extra- 2007.dfsg.2-7 TeX Live: TeX auxiliary programs
>> ii texlive-fonts- 2007.dfsg.2-4 TeX Live: Recommended fonts
>> ii texlive-generi 2007.dfsg.17-2 TeX Live: Miscellaneous extra generic macros
>> ii texlive-generi 2007.dfsg.2-4 TeX Live: Miscellaneous generic macros
>> ii texlive-latex- 2007.dfsg.2-4 TeX Live: Basic LaTeX packages
>> ii texlive-latex- 2007.dfsg.17-2 TeX Live: LaTeX supplementary packages
>> ii texlive-latex- 2007.dfsg.2-4 TeX Live: LaTeX recommended packages
>> ii texlive-pictur 2007.dfsg.2-4 TeX Live: Packages for drawings graphics
>> ii texlive-scienc 2007.dfsg.17-2 TeX Live: Typesetting for natural and comput
>> edd at ron:~>
>> Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.
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