Subject: Re: lightweight groff package?
To: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/21/2003 18:38:06
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Berndt Josef Wulf wrote:

> This is only one side of the coin, because on the other hand it forces people
> to download and install mega-packages such as ghostscript, TeX etc. pp.,
> although they may never use the functionality of that package.

What packages, when you enable multibyte characters, force you to
download and install mega-packages?

My argument is that you can add very useful stuff that *doesn't* require
much in the way of extra packages. (Typically, the multinational stuff
requires only libiconv, which is fairly small.) So unless you can point
out the "megapackages" that doing this would add, there's no reason, by
your argument, not to add these features. (Unless you have some reason
other than just "downloading an installing megapackages.")

Curt Sampson  <>   +81 90 7737 2974
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