TeX Live contrib archive available via CTAN mirrors
The TeX Live contrib repository has been for many years now a valuable source of packages that cannot enter proper TeX Live due to license restrictions etc. I took over maintenance of it in 2017 from Taco, and since then the repository has been available via my server. Since a few weeks, tlcontrib is now available via the CTAN mirror network, the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network.
Thanks to the team of CTAN who offered to mirror the tlcontrib, users can get much faster (and reliable) access via the mirror, by adding
tlcontrib as additional repository source for
tlmgr, either permanently via:
tlmgr repository add https://mirrors.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlcontrib tlcontrib
or via a one-shot
tlmgr --repository https://mirrors.ctan.org/systems/texlive/tlcontrib install PACKAGE
The list of packages can be seen here, and includes besides others:
- support for commercial fonts (lucida, garamond, …)
- Noto condensed
- various sets of programs around acrotex
(and much more!).
You can install all packages from the repository by installing the new
Thanks to the whole CTAN team, and please switch your repositories to the CTAN mirror to get load of my server, thanks a lot!