[tex-live] cp8bit and old bugs

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau at supelec.fr
Thu Sep 18 09:08:29 CEST 2003

> Pardon, but I'm still messed. For what reason reading cp8bit by
> default was included? Only for messages and log? For \write it doesn't
> work for most latex users.  So to conclude: 1. Karl has just included
> such change into TL doc: +\item \TeX{}, \MF{}, and \MP{} now output
> 8-bit input + characters as themselves in output (e.g., \verb|\write|)
> files, ======== + log files, and the terminal, i.e., \emph{not}
> translated using the

> It is not true when using inputenc.

It is true : \TeX{} by itself does output 8-bit chars. The problem you
see when using inputenc is that you don't have any 8-bit chars to output
anymore, they have been converted to sequences.

> 2. Daniel Flipo reported the problem with french lshort, but it is
> still not resolved. Daniel, just use il1-t1.tcx and forget using
> inputenc ;-}

It definitely solves Daniel problem, and also solves the problem for
ConTeXt users.


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