[tex-live] packages with characters > 127

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Dec 31 01:02:38 CET 2009

Karl Berry a écrit :
> Is there no way to make the engines more forgiving?  At least in the
> case of LuaTeX, some kind of callback that can deal with the different
> encodings (ie, do the conversion to UTF-8 for internal purposes) before
> the engine ever sees it?  In fact, I had the definite impression from
> one of Hans/Taco's talks this was already being done.
It is done (not the TL09 version, though). The point is, packages using
non-ascii characters currently don't take that kind of precautions.

Anyway, IMHO packages authors should stick to plain ascii except in comments
(both XeTeX and LuaTeX ignore illegal byte sequences in comments).

I agree with you that there is no urgency in changing all the "problematic" sty
files but I also think it would be good that package authors start caring about
cross-engine compatibility in general.


More information about the tex-live mailing list