[tex-live] packages with characters > 127

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Thu Dec 31 16:18:34 CET 2009

Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> writes:

> 2009/12/31 David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org>:
>> ...
>> I don't see why this goal should be abolished when using LuaTeX.  Why
>> would you want to have a file look exactly like standard LaTeX input
>> when it won't compile on standard LaTeX?
> This already happened.

If it did, it is nothing to be particularly proud of.  As I mentioned,
something like this was the state before the iLaTeX effort started that
ultimately led to LaTeX2e.

> Imagine a document
> \documentclass{book}
> \usepackage{mybookmacros}
> \begin{document}
> \input{chapter1}
> \input{chapter2}
> ...
> \end{document}
> chapter1.tex looks like
> \chapter{Title}
> Some very long English text, we are lazy to read it...
> It looks like an standard LaTeX document.

Apart from mybookmacros which essentially is part of the document.

> Yet you may not notice that it contains UTF-8 encoded Czech, French
> and Danish words here and there. And you do not notice that
> mybookmacros.sty contains \RequirePackage{fontspec}. If you run the
> document through LaTeX in \batchmode or \nonstopmode, you get garbage
> or even nothing. You must know that you have to use XeLaTeX. In fact,
> the fontspec package will complain.

I fail to get your point.

David Kastrup

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