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

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 13:01:53 CET 2014

2014-02-25 12:11 GMT+01:00 Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> 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 ?
Sure, it was my first suggestion. Especially if TeX should be run as a
web service, it is difficult to control conversion from unicode to
8-bit encoding. Direct use of unicode aware engines solves a lot of

> Philip Taylor

Zdeněk Wagner

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