# [tex-live] packages with characters > 127

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 15:33:55 CET 2009

2009/12/31 David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org>:
> ...
> I don't see why this goal should be abolished when using LuaTeX.  Why
> would you want to have a file look exactly like standard LaTeX input
> when it won't compile on standard LaTeX?
>
> --
> David Kastrup
>
This already happened. Imagine a document

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{mybookmacros}
\begin{document}
\input{chapter1}
\input{chapter2}
...
\end{document}

chapter1.tex looks like

\chapter{Title}
Some very long English text, we are lazy to read it...

It looks like an standard LaTeX document. Yet you may not notice that
it contains UTF-8 encoded Czech, French and Danish words here and
there. And you do not notice that mybookmacros.sty contains
\RequirePackage{fontspec}. If you run the document through LaTeX in
\batchmode or \nonstopmode, you get garbage or even nothing. You must
know that you have to use XeLaTeX. In fact, the fontspec package will
complain.

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Zdeněk Wagner
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