[tex-live] Technical showstoppers for TL2003
Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr
Sat Sep 13 22:30:46 CEST 2003
> I hope that TeX in TL2003 is no more dependent on locale (which would
> be nonsense from the document portability point of view), and by
Sure. It depends on it only for output to the terminal (and log file?)
> default uses the ^^ notation to output 8-bit chars, allowing to change
> this with the (non-standard) --translate-file option.
This is where I do not agree. TeX being 8-bit 'clean', it should allow
to read/write unsigned chars.
And there is an easy fix to achieve this. If you look at the
setupcharset function in texmfmp.c, we could just say that if no
translate_filename has been specified, we use cp8bit.tcx .
The second part has been disabled on purpose, because it initialized the
isprintable array on the locale basis (which is wrong).
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