[tex-live] bug in TeX Live Utility

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Jul 12 22:39:48 CEST 2009

On Jul 12, 2009, at 1:28 PM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

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

Commenting out

binmode(STDOUT, ":utf8");

in tlmgr.pl 'fixes' this problem, but I've no idea how it should be  
solved correctly.

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