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bug#3501: 23.0.94; Use Unicode in Info (?)


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#3501: 23.0.94; Use Unicode in Info (?)
Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 23:42:09 -0400

> From: "Drew Adams" <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:23:49 -0700
> 
> Whatever is already done is not sufficient in this regard, as indicated in the
> original report: I don't see composed characters; I see punctuation in the
> middle of people's names. I see J/orgensen, not Jørgensen.

Nothing is ``already done'' in the current Emacs.  Info files, at
least originally, were pure ASCII files by design, because Info
readers could not cope with non-ASCII characters.  If we want to
display such characters as their non-ASCII equivalents, we need to do
this in Emacs.

Personally, I don't like the idea of Emacs converting Info files for
display.  At the very least, it destroys the formatting of the text,
and at worst makes the text all but unreadable.  I think if it's so
important to us to have the names in their native scripts, we should
simply use UTF-8 in the Texinfo sources and use --enable-encoding when
we produce the Info files.





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