[NTG-pdftex] pdftex.cfg (was: pdfetex as the only engine)

Hans Hagen pragma@wxs.nl
Wed, 10 Mar 2004 13:11:28 +0100

At 11:27 10/03/2004, Hartmut Henkel wrote:
> > >where to set default papersize?
> >
> > in the document, since the macro package needs to handle the dimensions
> > anyway; pdftex/tex live should not be papersize dependent; since the
> > development takes place in europe/asia, i suggest to hardwire A4 as
> > default
>also something for texmf.cnf? It's also a systemwide parameter.
>Even pick from libpapersize by kpathsea?
>Regards, Hartmut
>---slowly convinced about the .cnf drop,
>and the main thing i did until now with the manual
>was to rearrange .cnf descriptions...

that will not change, since it can be turned into:

"You can make a configuration file for pdftex as follows: ...."

so, only the \pdf prefix needs to be added; the discriptions are still valid