[tex-live] locale dependent writing to log/terminal is *broken*
karl at freefriends.org
Sat Sep 20 10:33:47 CEST 2003
As an example, the Aogonek (0xa1) is printable in the polish locale
on Linux. It's tcx-translation (char 0x81) is not printable in that
locale. So, tex outputs ^^81 instead of the Aogonek to terminal and log.
I'm sorry, but I'm confused by your example. If one uses a tcx file
that maps 0xa1 to 0x81, then why shouldn't TeX output ^^81? Isn't that
exactly what it was told to do?
Or are you saying that 0x81 should be "printable"? I don't see how the
printability of 0xa1 enters into it.
> That means, that not the caracter to be printed is checked, but something
> else. That's wrong and that explains Staszek's gerbage.
Was this bug in previous versions, or did we introduce it?
If it's in previous versions, I must say, I'm inclined just to let it
stand, annoying as that is.
Aside from Yet Another round of rebuilds (difficult to complete by 9/22,
I would hazard to guess), what worries me is that we will find some
other interaction with the TeX "printable" system and that we've made
things worse ...
More information about the tex-live