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

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