[OS X TeX] Re: Preparing large non-tex text for use in latex
Chinyoka on Macbook
chinyoka.consultant at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 01:24:22 CEST 2011
Sorry guys, but what's the direct link to downloading this file? or at least, can anyone send me a link to the English version of the site? I couldn't get it in my browser due to language settings. thanks.
On 03 Jul,2011, at 10:39 PM, M. Tamer Özsu wrote:
> I have just downloaded 8.2rc2 and I was able to set default encoding to utf-8 in preferences under International. Is this not was was asked?
> On 2011-07-03, at 3:09 PM, Joachim Kock wrote:
>> Hi Steffen,
>>> I would love to use Alpha's filters for this kind of purpose, too.
>>> The only reasons why I hesitate are ...
>>> ... can Alpha deal with UTF-8 today?
>>> ... can Alpha do a non-irrevocable line wrap ("soft wrap")?
>> The answer to both questions is no.
>> Concerning the first, this is acknowledged by the developers as
>> a serious shortcoming. Work is under way to make the next
>> version of Alpha fully unicode compliant, but that's "tomorrow",
>> not "today" (8.2).
>> (Personally I am rarely bothered by this shortcoming: when it
>> comes to TeX, 7-bit ascii seems sufficient for my purposes.)
>> The second issue, soft-wrapping, does not seem to be a priority,
>> but I would not be surprised if it is offered as an option in
>> the next version, which will have a completely rewritten text
>> rendering engine, as far as I understand.
>> PS: Out of curiosity, what is good about soft wrapping, in your
>> opinion? In my ignorance (honestly), I mainly see drawbacks,
>> since many line-related operations lose in value, e.g. go-to-
>> tex-error-line, diff, comments, discrepancy between line-
>> navigation and logical lines, etc.
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