[tex-live] Technical showstoppers for TL2003
vvv at vsu.ru
Mon Sep 15 23:50:31 CEST 2003
"PO" == Petr Olsak writes:
>> with encTeX, you put the input encoding into the format file. so
>> the TeX engine is only able to process documents in ONE FIXED
>> INPUT ENCODING without regeneration of the format file. do you
>> find it elegant and useful? i don't. in my opinion, encTeX is
>> totally useless,
PO> This is not true! Please, if you are argumenting against encTeX,
PO> do not write nonsenses. Macro packages (like inputenc) can read
PO> the encoding and is_printable setting everytime via encTeX
PO> primitives and they can set new values. The whole engine
PO> co-operates with the present-day TCX tables.
sorry, i got this impression after reading your manual (enctex-e.pdf):
> If your web2c distribution implements encTEX then you can initialize
> it by the -enc option in command line. You have to use this option
> during iniTEX because encTEX stores its primitives and its data to the
> format file. When the format is used, the encTEX is initialized from
> format file automatically and you need not use the -enc option
> again. If you are using a format without encTEX initialized in it and
> you write -enc option then the warning is printed and this option is
from reading that, i've got the impression that all reencoding is
stored in the format file and cannot be changed. so, all enctex's
primitives work in normal (non-ini) run too, and it's possible to
redefine all mappings on the fly?
>> what we were talking about is EXPLICITLY the question whether to
>> output some characters in 8-bit form instead of ^^-notation. we
>> were NOT talking about any re-encoding like encTeX or TCX does.
PO> encTeX solves the is_printable reading/setting too. This was a
PO> reason, why I mentioned it in this thread.
TCX solves it too, and is already in the web2c/tex live. so why do we
need enctex for that?
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