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Re: Creating a dictionary for my conlang in LaTex

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, February 5, 2004, 19:50
En réponse à Carsten Becker :

>As has been suggested to me when I asked a question about LaTeX (indeed with >big L, T and X): You'd better ask this on the LaTeX for Conlangers list at >
Indeed! And with the new strict per user limit, I really advise people to move this thread away from here (thereby losing a post for myself :((( ).
>If you use Windows, download & install MikTeX (, full >installation prefered (but it's ~100MB to download!).
Actually, the full installation is ~250MB to download! But you can download a small version just as well. MiKTeX now implements a mechanism that allows you to download needed packages on the fly! Imagine you compile a LaTeX file using the package "foo", and this package is not on your distribution. When you call the LaTeX program to compile it, it will recognise that the package is missing (but knows it is available because a package database always comes with the distribution) and will ask you if you want to download it. It happens only once, and is a great feature. Or you can also use the package manager to install all the missing packages once you've installed a small distribution. In any case, there is no reason anymore to download the full distribution, unless you're planning to do most of your work offline. Please move this discussion to the LaTeX-for-Conlangers group! (by signing up to it! :)) ) Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.