[tex-live] fwd: \delta in overfull \hboxes screws up xterm

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Wed Jul 14 11:26:10 CEST 2004

"DK" == David Kastrup writes:

 >> Or at least, TeX's output to *terminal* should honor the locale's
 >> isprint() properties. All other output (to log files, \write,
 >> \special, etc) MAY use 8-bit, if one wants to, but there's no
 >> reason to insist on "pure 8-bit" for output to *terminal*.

 DK> You mean, like AUCTeX which correlates the output of error
 DK> messages on the terminal with input lines?

 DK> Sorry, but when TeX is running inside of a TeX shell (writing
 DK> into a pipe or pseudo terminal) there are valid reasons for
 DK> wanting 8bit throughput.  So while we don't want a _default_
 DK> print-through setting probably, we at least want an option to
 DK> have the terminal output go through.

 DK> It is not sufficient here to just have the log file work out: if
 DK> I am using TeX in interactive mode, it is the terminal messages
 DK> that I have to analyze since they are up to date and flushed.

Shouldn't you then better have correct locale (LC_CTYPE) setting on
your terminal, instead of unconditionally writing binary characters
onto terminal? And what is the point to have "full 8-bit output" to
terminal, even for all codes less than 32?


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