[tex-live] Technical showstopper

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Sep 15 21:08:32 CEST 2003

At 13:43 15/09/2003 +0200, you wrote:

>This is the nice example of user confusion if TeX stay dependent on
>system settings (locales). The change from TeX dependency of locales to
>its independency (from TL7 to TL8) was debated in tex-implementors at ams.org
>in January 2003 in the thread:
>TeX and the UNIX locale

right, and -as maintainer of a quite big macro package and supporter of a 
user base- i didn't like the outcome of that discussion -)

(i rally wonder why tex cannot be 8-bit like all those other byte based 
programs; the problem is in operating systems doing locale things with file 
writes not so much in tex)

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