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Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r103590: Convert some names in te

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r103590: Convert some names in texinfo files to UTF-8.
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 20:43:38 +0200

> From: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:14:26 +0100
> Cc: Emacs developers <address@hidden>
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 09:59, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:
> >  Convert some names in texinfo files to UTF-8.
> This brings me grief on Windows, because there aren't that many
> texinfo binary distributions out there for Windows.
> makeinfo 4.8, which is very stable, does not grok UTF-8:
>   makeinfo --force --enable-encoding -I. emacs.texi
>   emacs.texi:33: warning: unrecognized encoding name `UTF-8'.
> and makeinfo 4.13a (the current one at GnuWin32) is buggy as hell and
> just crashes.
> ISTR Eli's said that he builds his own texinfo,but that's a bit of overkill...

No, I use the same v4.8 you do, so it doesn't work for me either.

I think we should just revert this change, because it will cause grief
to TeX as well, AFAIK.  It is a well known (and unfortunate) fact that
Texinfo doesn't lend itself well to i18n.

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