[tex-live] characters > 127 in .dtx and .sty files

Elie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Tue Dec 22 15:20:20 CET 2009


I'm testing etextools with LuaTeX in TeX Live and I got a strange problem:

The .dtx provided on the CTAN for etextools has characters in it that 
are >127, like §, ¤, € and £. When I try 'tex etextools.dtx', the 
produced .sty files does not have these characters anymore but their ^^ 
representation, for example § is ^^a7. In TeX Live, the .sty file is 
different and has the characters directly in it.

It would be harmless if LuaTeX and XeTeX were able to read the .sty file 
with the characters in it, but they can't (as the byte is an invalid 
UTF-8 sequence), and thus they fail on compiling a document with 
etextools. Is it possible to change the behaviour of the compilation of 
the .sty file from the .dtx in order to get the ^^ representation of 
characters >127 (which is the default)? At least for packages with this 
kind of characters in them.

Thank you,

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