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Re: Why unicode encoding is not supported?

From: Dedeco Balaco
Subject: Re: Why unicode encoding is not supported?
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 20:27:24 -0300
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No comment by anyone?

Today, I have read https://www.gnu.org/software/a2ps/manual/a2ps.html
for a2ps version 4.15.2. It mentions Unicode, but given what I have read
before, specifically what I described in the previous message, I am not
sure about it.

Please, can someone clarify this doubt for me?

Thank you

Em 12/03/2023 22:08, Dedeco Balaco escreveu:
> Hello,
> I recently discovered the existence of *a2ps*, and now, I am willing
> to give it some tries, and practice what it can do that could be good
> for me.
> But it seems that unicode is not supported at all, from what is
> written in the *README* file that comes with the source package, other
> files in it, and (possibly) other details written in the a2ps page in
> gnu.org <https://www.gnu.org/software/a2ps/> and the project page in
> Savannah <https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/a2ps/>.
> First, there is an issue that only 12 encodings are mentioned in the
> *README *file:
>         latin1, latin2, latin3, latin4, latin5, latin6,
>         ascii,  hp,     mac,    ibmpc,  pcg,    cp1250
> But some more are mentioned in the file *encoding/encoding.map*. But
> *Unicode*, *UTF-8* and *UTF-16* are not there. But will it work if
> people use the other encondings that are not in this *map* file?
> And the 12 encodings listed mean that *a2ps* cannot work with input
> files that use characters not present in them?
> A comment just for Reuben: it is noticeable all the details you added
> in the message sent to GNU mailing list. I would not look around to
> test this project today, but I read the "new details" in the email,
> and they broke my idea.
> The best for everyone!    *(:*

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