[tex-live] Technical showstoppers for TL2003

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Mon Sep 15 18:58:53 CEST 2003

"FP" == Fabrice Popineau writes:

 FP> My opinion is that you mix up the whole thing. If you look at the
 FP> _Pascal source code_, it is only a matter of knowing if you
 FP> decide to write a byte as-is (which I advocate) or using some
 FP> silly ^^ notation.  There is no encoding problem neither locale
 FP> problem in this.

 FP> If you want to do some translation before writing or after
 FP> reading, this is your problem, but the process shouldn't be made
 FP> more messy than needed.

yes, that's what i told Petr too in my email:

> what we were talking about is EXPLICITLY the question whether to
> output some characters in 8-bit form instead of ^^-notation. we were
> NOT talking about any re-encoding like encTeX or TCX does.


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