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Re: [O] [org-e-latex] Coding System

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] [org-e-latex] Coding System
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 21:36:48 -1000

Achim Gratz <address@hidden> writes:

> Thomas S. Dye writes:
>> I don't follow the details of this discussion, but I wonder how
>> important AUTO really is?
> I'm afraid I can't follow you…
> AFAIK, specifying "AUTO" in the LaTeX header is supposed to be replaced
> by whatever the coding system of the LaTeX buffer happens to be when it
> gets saved.  (I've never used it, so it might work differently.)

Yes, I believe the encoding is picked up from the Org buffer, but I
might be wrong.

>> It seems to me that a sweet setup uses utf-8 in the buffer but exports
>> latin-1 to LaTeX through use of entities and filters (with the new
>> exporter).  This can yield a buffer display that isn't complicated by
>> all the LaTeX machinery, and export something that is maximally
>> compatible in the LaTeX world.  It is nice on the eyes and avoids
>> encoding incompatibilities on the back-end.
> That is not what I was talking about, however useful it might be.  I
> have already defined the input encoding "utf8" in my LaTeX header and
> want to ensure that the buffer gets saved in that format.  As an
> extension, if I specify any other encoding for LaTeX, the buffer should
> be saved in a matching encoding, independently of the encoding that the
> org buffer had.  If that's a "downgrade", i.e. not all characters are
> encodable in that new system, then what you describe above might become
> necessary.

Yes, that sounds useful.  Thanks for the clarification.

All the best,

Thomas S. Dye

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