[tex-live] cp8bit and old bugs

Petr Olsak petr at olsak.net
Thu Sep 18 13:27:45 CEST 2003

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Vladimir Volovich wrote:

> "FP" == Fabrice Popineau writes:
>  >> Pardon, but I'm still messed. For what reason reading cp8bit by
>  >> default was included? Only for messages and log?
> for non-LaTeX users ;-)
> in LaTeX, there is NO problem with 8-bit chars, as it does it properly
> and in a portable way.
> in LaTeX, one doesn't need TCX nor enctex nor even 8-bit output to
> files. other macro packages are not as advanced as latex and use
> non-portable solutions (which are not really multilingual, BTW).

LaTeX users does not need to read the overfull \hbox messages (in log and
in terminal) in his own language? Texts in these messages are not
readable if ^^af sequences are used here.

If terminal is able to show 8-bit letters in choosen language then it is
more usable to configure TeX with 8-bit output.

Best Regards

Petr Olsak

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