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Re: `texinfo-format-buffer' doesn't fold long lines

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: `texinfo-format-buffer' doesn't fold long lines
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 06:36:01 +0200

> Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 08:57:07 +0900
> From: Katsumi Yamaoka <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> >     ... I don't think this fix should be used as is.
> > Evidentally, back in November 2001, a user in FSF India could not
> > format the then new edition of `emacs-lisp-intro.texi' using
> > `texinfo-format-buffer' because `texinfmt.el' created the bad line
> >     @end address@hidden
> > He was using a Microsoft operating system and thought (erroneously,
> > according to Eli Zaretskii) that `makeinfo' had not yet been ported.
> > That is why he was using the deprecated `texinfo-format-buffer'
> > command.
> > In any event, I completely forgot about it.
> I see, and I will have to keep in mind that there might still be
> need to fix the address@hidden address@hidden' problem.

I'd rather not have us fix a problem by reintroducing another problem
that we fixed in the past.  Isn't there another way to solve both of
them at once?

> Probably, what makeinfo should do first will be to decode text,
> before formatting them.  And the means to know the coding system
> which is used to decode text will be necessary.

There's already such a means: the @documentencoding directive.  What
is missing is support for multibyte encodings.

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