[tex-live] packages with characters > 127

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Dec 28 13:52:25 CET 2009

Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org> wrote:

> >> The final question: is it useful to ask the authors of packages
> >> with some 8-bit characters in the comments to change them?
> Why?  A package which deals with, say, latin1 stuff should be allowed
> to have latin1 characters in comments too.  I rather suggest that you
> contact the authors who use non-ASCII characters without specifying a
> proper file encoding, either in the beginning or end of the file
> (e.g., in Emacs style).

do xelatex/lualatex analyse all possible encoding signifiers?  (this is
a serious question: i've no idea.)

how do these encoding signifiers get into generated .sty files?

aiui, the only minimal encoding we have, that can be recognised in all
engines by default, is ascii+licr.

iso 8859-1 (or -15, as in yvon's files) is inconsistent with utf-8,
which is what the modern engines use by default.


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