[tex-live] datestamp in texcat

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sun Sep 27 23:18:49 CEST 2009

    So what happens to accented characters?  Are accents stripped?  

Yes.  We see no viable alternative.  Not everyone's terminal runs UTF-8
(by a long shot), or any other single encoding.  Therefore we have to
fall back to 7 bits or output garbage for some people.  Such as life.

For pretty descriptions, use the Catalogue on the web.
(I realize that doesn't especially help TLU, though.)

The key function that does the ASCII-ification is the Perl module
Text::Unicode (on CPAN).  Manuel found it and made the changes.


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