[tex-live] packages with characters > 127

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Dec 31 11:46:55 CET 2009

On Do, 31 Dez 2009, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> another encoding than the author's document), so in my opinion it be
> best if package authors would stay away from 8-bit encodings if they
> want to be optimally portable to luatex. Just my 2c.

Umpf, I am not overly content with that.

I mean yes, in an ideal world all would be iso-2022 or UTF32 or whatever
universal encoding you select, but it isn't. And we have hundreds of
packages and files here, and billions out in the world (docuemnts
of users) with legacy encoding. Not being able to read them for
the most advanced engine is a bit strange.

Be forgiving with everything you get, but restrictive and strict 
with what you give yourself.

I cannot propose a solution, and if there is no way around that, so 
it be. What we should try our best.

Best wishes

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