[tex-live] Bug#571679: moving ucs back to -recommended

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Mar 10 10:45:57 CET 2010

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Mi, 10 Mär 2010, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> > Well, ucs isn't required for utf8 input, \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} is enough.
> Well, I myself always use \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}, but without
> knowing why. Probably I had problems at some point with [utf8] ...

utf8 covers (at most) characters represented in latex-standard font
encodings.  anything (like japanese, for example) without such an
encoding, isn't covered.

in your case, i would imagine the problem was just that.

analysis of the code of utf8x leads me to suspect that it's not as
robust as that of utf8; since utf8x is not supported, this could in
principle be a problem.

fwiw, the only european language omitted from utf8, afaik, is greek.

as an (indirect) result, i've never actually used utf8.


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