[tex-live] bug in TeX Live Utility

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Jul 12 22:28:40 CEST 2009

On Jul 12, 2009, at 12:53 PM, Artemio Gonzalez Lopez wrote:

> Thanks a lot for your help! I followed your instructions, and now  
> TLU is fully funcional.

Glad to hear it.  Just beware that the hidden preference may one day  
need to be resetg.

> I just wanted to report a cosmetic glitch, namely that in many (if  
> not all) of the windows you get when you click on "Info" apostrophes  
> (' or ") are replaced by funny symbols like 'ae'.

Interesting.  In /usr/local/texlive/2009/tlpkg/tlpobj/dancers.tlpobj,  
the word 'character' in the last line of longdesc is surrounded by  
single quotes (Unicode 0x2018 and 0x2019).  Using `tlmgr show dancers`  
in Terminal, I see small a with circumflex for each quote mark.

TLU uses `tlmgr show` for the info panel, and tries to interpret the  
output as UTF-8.  If it's not valid UTF-8, MacRoman is assumed, since  
it's gapless and you'll always get something out of it.  In this case,  
the .tlpobj info appears to be reencoded incorrectly before I get it.


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