[tex-live] utf-8 encoding in outline

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Dec 19 21:44:59 CET 2013

On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 05:57:29PM +0100, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> On 19.12.2013 03:46, Akira Kakuto wrote:
> >> Ulrikes suggestion works fine for me
> >> no idea though why the unicode options is not needed
> > 
> > Jonathan's xdvipdfmx transforms UTF-8 into UTF16BE with BOM
> > in outlines by default.
> The problem is that not everything is Unicode in the PDF specification,
> there are byte strings and other encodings.
> Thus the warning
>   "Failed to convert input string to UTF16..."
> has to be ignored. The only safe encoding is ASCII
> with XeTeX.

We would like to fix this (i.e. revert this change) in xdvipdfmx, but
you stopped responding to my emails about this issue...


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