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

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Thu Jul 15 02:06:16 CEST 2004

karl at freefriends.org (Karl Berry) writes:

>     karl> Do any *languages* need codes <32 printable?
>     wl> Vietnamese (both VSCII and VISCII encoding, IIRC).
> Oh, well, then it's hopeless.
>    hans> only terminal then, not files!
>    ...
>    dak> I really think that there should be no difference between log and
>    dak> terminal output.  
> Oh, well, then it's even more hopeless.
> Guys, these are logically inconsistent requirements.  I see
> everyone's point and don't think anyone is "wrong" ... but we can't
> make TL fulfill all of this (by default).

I guess I'll have to make do with giving up on sensible behavior and
instead do some sort of fuzzy matching on error messages containing

Of course, it will fail on ^ followed by a control character, since
TeX has ^^^ as a legal output possibility.

It has been an uphill battle all the way to butcher TeX
implementations and locales into putting out ü as ü on the terminal.
I'll probably notify all other Emacs package authors interacting with
the location mechanism of AUCTeX that they can kiss the previous
interfaces goodbye.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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