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UTF8 and (La)TeX backend?

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: UTF8 and (La)TeX backend?
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2005 17:08:23 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> Hi werner,
> how do you think we should handle encoding for the TeX backend? I am
> tempted to just dump
>   \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
> but as far as I've understood
> ( the UTF8
> support for LaTeX has only been available for a year or so, so it
> hasn't percolated through to the current TeTeX releases.
> With the new tex-metrics mechanism, this might not be necessary, but
> we still need to do something with encoding, to
> 1. dump the appropriate \usepackage headings
> 2. select a reasonable guesstimate for the initial rendering run used
>    by -f texstr

In addition, it would be nice if normal (i.e. utf8 encoded) input
files keep working and produce similar results, both in -f tex and -f


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