[tex-live] bug in TeX Live Utility

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jul 13 01:33:32 CEST 2009

    Commenting out

    binmode(STDOUT, ":utf8");

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

Evidently that binmode is causing double encoding.  I don't remember why
it's there.

The description originally comes from the TeX Catalogue.  There, it
looks like UTF-8 to me: 0342 0200 0230 character 0342 0200 0231, which
is the usual thing for the Unicode quotes.

In texlive.tlpdb, I see the same byte sequence.

But in tlmgr show output, I see
0303 0242 0302 0200 0302 0230 character 0303 0242 0302 0200 0302 0231
which just looks like garbage.


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