[tex-live] Re: Re: free software, DFSG

Giuseppe Bilotta bilotta78 at hotpop.com
Sat Jun 5 15:02:00 CEST 2004

David Kastrup wrote:
> Giuseppe Bilotta <bilotta78 at hotpop.com> writes:
> > David Kastrup wrote:
> > > I am working with all of the junk.  Who do I ask for new stuff?  I
> > > want John to get Omega into useful state.  It is a waste of resources
> > > to have LaTeX, PDFTeX, eTeX and others all forked off from something
> > > which does not even deal with character sets in a sane way.
> > 
> > I would have never expected you to make the mistake to stack 
> > LaTeX (a format) together with pdfTeX and eTeX (engines).
> Because TeX does not deal with character sets in a sane way, LaTeX
> has to bumble around.  Of course it is a mistake to have LaTeX deal
> with what the TeX engine should cater for itself.
> But it is not my mistake.

LaTeX and ConTeXt walk around the problems with different 
methods. Not that I see why TeX should care at all about 
character sets.

Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

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