[tex-live] Re: UTF-8 support
Wed, 22 Jan 2003 12:19:15 +0100 (CET)
On 22 Jan 2003, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> "PO" == Petr Olsak writes:
> PO> On 22 Jan 2003, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> >> if we are talking about LaTeX, then properly done writes to files
> PO> I am not talking about LaTeX. My encTeX is a solution for all
> PO> macros, not only LaTeX.
> LaTeX is a macro package (i.e. it works purely with standard TeX
> features), thus it shows that it is possible to use similar robust
> approach in other macro packages too.
The LaTeX approach is not robust. This is a reason why I developed my
I cite from ucs.sty documentation:
UTF-8 characters are interpreted by TeX as a sequence of
commands, so don't use calls like \macro ä instead of
It means that I don't completelly switch all my old documents to UTF-8
because problems can occur! On the other hand, the encTeX is really robust
The second example: You have written that \write files includes only \'A
notation of characters in LaTeX. Do you know a documents where you have to
re-read the \write files in verbatim mode? I know these documents. What
happens in LaTeX in such situation?
Please, don't disseminate that UTF-8 solution in LaTeX is robust. This is