[l2h] Re: LaTeX2HTML 2002 (1.67): latin2 option does not work?

Janusz S. Bień jsbien@mimuw.edu.pl
21 Jun 2002 08:58:36 +0200

On Fri, 21 Jun 2002  Ross Moore <ross@ics.mq.edu.au> wrote:

> > Thanks for quick answer.
> You're welcome.
> > On Thu, 20 Jun 2002  Ross Moore <ross@ics.mq.edu.au> wrote:
> > 
> > > 
> > > to have latin2 as *both* the input encoding and the output encoding.
> > > 
> > 
> > Isn't this rather confusing? Where is it documented?
> The topic is discussed in the LaTeX Web Companion;  Addison-Wesley.

OK, I will read it again.

> The problem is that input-encoding and output-encoding can be
> two quite different things.


> If you specify just  latin2  then this is taken to be the *input*
> encoding, but the output charset is still  latin1 , as per the HTML specs.


> If you have any suggests, certainly they'll be considered.

Thanks for long explanation. My main point at present is: 

Input encoding is an inherent feature of the input files. This
information is usually expressed explicitely with the option of
`inputenc', sometimes implicitly with `-translate-file=TCXFILE'
command line option.

It makes no sense to overwrite this information with a latex2html
command line option. 

It is redundan, unconvenient and error-prone to duplicate the input
encoding information with a latex2html command line option.

So my suggestion is:

latex2hml should recognize the input encoding in the same way as LaTeX
does.  Do you agree, at least in principle?

Best regards


dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity
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