[XeTeX] Hyperref \hyperlink and \hypertarget not working with accented characters

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 11:01:45 CET 2011

2011/11/2 Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Ross Moore wrote:
>> On 02/11/2011, at 10:40 AM, Andy Black wrote:
>>>>    \hyperlink{rAsociación}{APLT (1988)}
>> Don't use non-ASCII characters in the link.
> Oh dear, does PDF still live in the TeX 2 era ?  Surely /someone/ in
> Adobe is aware that there are character sets other than US English,
> and that those who write in such languages are perfectly entitled
> to wish to use them in links, whether or not such text ever appears
> on-screen ?
Adobe _does_ live in such era because tha last really portable reader
for all operating systems is version 3. Bugs reported by me in January
2002 and April 2002 have not been fixed so far.

PDF is based on PS and the string type requires 8bit characters.
Making such a dramatic change in the very hard of the format will make
old PDF's unreadable by new PDF readers.

Zdeněk Wagner

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