[tex-live] Bug#446476: natbib cannot handle utf8

Vedran Miletić rivanvx at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 15:57:43 CET 2008

Well, i didn't think about that... collection-obsolete is a better
choice then. I suggested dropping it because I find nowadays that
using inputenc with utf8 works better than inputenc utf8x and ucs.

Also, Fedora 9's texlive doesn't have ucs, if that's relevant.

2008/2/7, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:
> Vedran Miletić writes:
>  > Also, how about dropping ucs completely? It's unmaintained; is it
>  > needed for something? I find international characters to work much
>  > better without it than with it.
> Maybe people are using it already and did not encounter any problems.
> Is there any good reason to break their documents?
> The fact that it's unmaintained is not significant.  There are many
> files in TeX Live or on CTAN which are unmaintained.  The main problem
> is that they are not accompanied with a license file which allows
> other people to take over maintenance when the original author is
> unreachable or dead.
> From Dominiques homepage:
>   Due to time restrictions, I am not able to maintain this package
>   anymore.  New maintainer welcome.
> I'm wondering why people complain that ucs is unmaintained though
> everybody can take over maintenance while on the other hand nobody
> asked for removing PiCTeX, which is unmaintained for decades.
> What Dominique did is fine and there is absolutely nothing which
> legitimates any complaints.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard
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Vedran Miletić
Student at Math Department, University of Rijeka

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