# [tex-live] cp8bit and old bugs

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Sep 18 21:55:42 CEST 2003

    +      characters as themselves in output (e.g., \verb|\write|) files,

We can't explain the ins and outs of every situation in the release
history.  It should be explained in the real documentation (which isn't
going to happen).

\item \TeX{}, \MF{}, and \MP{} now, by default, output 8-bit input
characters as themselves in output (e.g., \verb|\write|) files,

Is that any better?

In any case, we can say whatever we can think of in the manual to
explain the situation; I'm not wedded to my text, in fact I was asking
for comments on it.  The important thing is that the behavior of the new
binaries isn't "surprising".  That's exactly what we were trying to fix.