[tex-live] small pTeX problems of TL 2011

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 20:05:45 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 03:20, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> BTW, this jxampl.bib is of traditional JIS encoding (i.e.
> not Unicode).
> I'd like to know if it is difficult for non-Japanese user
> to display jxampl.bib correctly.

It is at least non-trivial to display it correctly, but doable if one
really wants to see it.

First of all one has to know what encoding the file is using. Once
that is known, one has to find the editor that supports that encoding
and open the file in that specific encoding.

(But it is the same problem if I create a file in cp1250 and let
somebody else read it. Most computers (at least in Europe) will
implement it as if it was written ISO Latin 1 and there is no simple
way to know that what is displayed is wrong unless one speaks the

In ideal world everyone would use UTF-8 for documents, but if most
Japanese users use JIS, if that encoding is default in pTeX (at least
that is the case on Windows), if the file is processed without
problems and if authors want to keep the encoding, it is not such a
big problem if that encoding stays as it is. That is at least my


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