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Re: Info pages opened with an incorrect coding system

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info pages opened with an incorrect coding system
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 11:37:33 -0400

> Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 16:14:15 -0500
> From: address@hidden (Karl Berry)
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
>     source was written well, 
> I can't agree that it is bad to use literal characters instead of
> Texinfo commands.

Perhaps I'm confused: if Texinfo commands are not the recommended way,
then why do we have them? why not tell users to always use literal
non-ASCII characters?

>     IOW, I think the fact that the document specifies @documentencoding
>     should be enough for makeinfo to obey; relying on an additional
>     command-line switch is unreliable.
> I don't see that it's unreliable, although I could agree with
> "inconvenient".

Sorry, I should have explained: it is unreliable from the point of
view of the document author.  As an author, I cannot simply put a
@documentencoding directive in the document and be sure that the
result will absolutely positively displayed correctly in Emacs.

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