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From: François Pinard <address@hidden>
Subject: [O] Org mode, minted, and non-ASCII
Hi, Org people.
Still experimenting around for this report, I installed *minted* so one
of the appendices might nicely display a bulky bit of Python code.
It works satisfactorily (and speedily enough) if I squash out all
diacriticized and other Unicode special symbols in the file. However,
no output is produced if I leave the tiniest non-ASCII character in the
file. OK, OK, don't kill me :-). Agreed that all non-ASCII characters
are neither tinier or bigger than one another in this context.
The Org document, the Python sources, and the default charset for this
machine are all UTF-8. I saw no Unicode problem between Unicode and
LaTeX when minted is not in the picture. pygmentize also appears to do
well with Unicode input.
So the problem likely lies either between Org mode and minted LaTex, or
within minted. Is that a known problem or limitation?
This problem is bit more hurtful here, as the Python code really uses
Unicode, and mangling out Unicode characters really changes the semantic
of the code as displayed in the report. If it was not for this problem,
the minted output is attractive, at least more than what I saw with the
listings package. On last resort and of course, I may still include an
unfontified Python source in the appendix, or produce it by other means;
not such a big deal, it's just that I would have liked to impress my
coworkers a bit more with Org mode integration and capabilities. :-).
To confuse me a little more, I'm getting random (I mean, unpredictable
by me) "org-mode fontification error" diagnostics while creating the PDF
output. Perusing org.el tells me that this is likely a mere
coincidence, as those fontification errors seem wholly unrelated to
P.S. Who is a bit tired right now, and maybe missing something trivial?
Tomorrow, I'll surely revisit most of today's experiments.