[tex-live] encTeX, 8bit encoding, ...

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Wed Mar 24 18:23:23 CET 2004

On Wed, 24 Mar 2004, Olaf Weber wrote:

> >> - Always store xord/xchr/xprn in the format, not just for encTeX.
> > I mean that this is not needed. This feature changes behaviour of TCX
> > tables without encTeX and this can bring a confusion for TCX users.
> It would allow (say) Hans Hagen to put an 8bit-passthrough xprn vector
> in his context formats.
> I agree that this kind of thing does provide people with plenty rope.
> >> - A "genuine" -8bit switch that installs the identity xord/xchr
> >>   mapping and makes everything printable.
> >> The last is effectively a shorthand for --translate-file=8bit.tcx
> >> where where 8bit.tcx implements this mapping (cp8bit.tcx does less
> >> than its name promises).
> Note that one reason I dislike this (somewhat) is that it is yet
> another switch where the interaction with TCX and encTeX has to be
> determined and spelled out.

I think that this switch is not needed (I also dislike that). We can have 
a consent that 8bit.tcx is loaded by default if tcx or -enc is not used,
as it was done in TL2003. So Hans, Daniel and some other would be happy.

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
StaW at gust.org.pl

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