[tex-live] xindy vs utf8 latex

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed May 7 10:33:04 CEST 2014

when is that version of texindy available for testing?

The texindy in pretest does not support -L utf8

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Joachim Schrod [jschrod at acm.org]
Sent: 07 May 2014 02:07
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] xindy vs utf8 latex

On 05/06/14 14:07, Lars Madsen wrote:
> nice one
> But we still have to remind users to use
> -M lang/<language>/utf8-lang
> option to texindy, instead of just
> -L <language>
> but that is just the way it is I guess

If you do so, you're giving bad advice to users.
Please don't do so.

LICR with Latin scripts => use texindy
(TL 2014 will support -L utf8, thanks to Ulrike Fischer's

LICR with non-Latin scripts => recommend to switch to XeLaTeX or
LuaLaTeX, then use xindy.

Xe(La)TeX or Lua(La)TeX => use xindy


Joachim Schrod, xindy maintainer
Email: jschrod at acm.org

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