[tex-live] OT2 vs. T2A; compilation by apache user issues

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Tue Feb 25 12:11:57 CET 2014

Zdenek Wagner wrote:

> [T]he way from the argument of \section to the outline is long.
> The argument is first written (as \@contentsline) to \jobname.aux,
> then to \jobname.toc and finally to \jobname.out from which it is
> taken when creating the PDF commands for outlines. Macros declarec by
> \DeclareRobustCommand survive this long journey but this is not the
> case of the Cyrillic characters converted to multibyte active
> characters by the inputenc package. They go properly to \jobname.toc
> but are apparently expanded during the way from \jobname.toc to
> \jobname.out.

Is it not time to put this sad, inadequate, antedeluvian 8-bit
technology out of its misery ?  Is there any real reason why
someone wanting multiple language support should not simply
adopt Unicode and Xe[La]TeX as his (or her) preferred way of
working ?

Philip Taylor

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