[OS X TeX] Input encoding question

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Fri Feb 20 09:21:31 CET 2009

On  20 Feb, 2009, at 01:51, Richard Koch wrote:

> Axel,
> I'll stop writing after this short response, so don't worry about an  
> unending thread!

On the contrary ---I'm sorry for causing apparently useless noise!

> [...]
>> For sure LaTeX will understand applemac, but the thing is, will  
>> future TeX editors understand it?
> Almost surely editors will not be a problem. I know the Mac best  
> [...].

Of course you do! That's without question! TeXShop and other  
mathematical applications you have created attest to that!

My concern is with non-Mac future TeX editors. ASCII was a solution  
for many, many people using TeX around the world, but now that we are  
becoming accustomed to typesetting non-ASCII characters directly, I  
think the encodings that prevail are mostly latin{1,9} or utf-8, even  
for people using Macs.

But then again, I don't really have the knowledge to question people's  
decision about preferred input encodings.

My very best ---and sorry again.


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