[tex-live] packages with characters > 127

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Mon Dec 28 19:57:50 CET 2009

On Mon, 28 Dec 2009 16:30:22 +0100, Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de>

> If the file is 8-bit-encoded and contains non-ASCII-char xetex will
> probably tumbles over an invalid sequence. In this case you get a
> message:
> !Invalid UTF-8 byte or sequence at line 4 replaced by U+FFFD.!
> and xetex continues to read this file in the so-called «bytes-mode».

Is it still true (the "bytes mode")? I seem to remember that it was
dropped at some point (so that XeTeX just continues in utf-8), though
I have no reference at hand.


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