[tex-live] cp8bit and old bugs

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Fri Sep 19 21:17:45 CEST 2003

"PO" == Petr Olsak writes:

 >> here is a typical setup: i process LaTeX documents in koi8-r input
 >> encoding, use the fonts in T2A font encoding, and have utf-8
 >> terminal encoding (i edit the documents in Emacs). it is
 >> impossible to make the output to terminal readable in this case.
 >> i even think that this is impossible with enctex :) because both
 >> input and font encodings are single-byte encodings, and terminal
 >> encoding is multibyte encoding.

 PO> For your information: this _is possible_ with enctex. :-)

i wonder, how? anyway, for TeX it is impossible to know the terminal
encoding to make this work; in some cases it is simply impossible to
do this: e.g. when terminal is cyrillic, and the document is french;
and the whole business of readable out of the box log files is not
that important to make changes to TeX engine...


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