[tex-live] tl2011: ptex format generation error

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 17:00:26 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 16:55, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Do, 30 Jun 2011, Stephan Hennig wrote:
>>   >fmtutil-sys --byfmt ptex
>> ends with an error
> Hmm, not here ...
> Here on x86_64 I have:
> $ fmtutil-sys --byfmt ptex
> fmtutil: running `ptex -ini   -jobname=ptex -progname=ptex ptex.ini' ...
> This is pTeX, Version 3.1415926-p3.2 (utf8.euc) (TeX Live 2011) (INITEX)
> while you have
>> This is pTeX, Version 3.1415926-p3.2 (sjis) (Web2C 2011) (INITEX)  30 JUN 2011 14:13
> WHy the difference between sjis and utf8???

Akira (or somebody else from the Japanese community) already told us
about the difference. Because of this difference we were highly
discouraged to do any weird trickery with patterns. We were told that
pTeX format can be generated with different encodings, so it was not
safe to do any assumptions about encoding at all.

The file in question uses some very weird bytes of characters
(TextMate has serious problems with that) and I suspect that could be
the reason.


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