[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing

Petr Olsak petr at olsak.net
Fri May 7 13:12:03 CEST 2004

On Fri, 7 May 2004, Hans Hagen wrote:

> At 05:32 07/05/2004, Thomas Esser wrote:
> > > - 8-bit-troubles (tcx): These have caused severe problems in the
> > >   past, but are supposed to be solved.
> >
> >We should help Olaf to find the right solution. The last statement from
> >him to me was that the automatic loading of cp8bit.tcx does not work
> >any more (due to encTeX) and that he rather desperately need feedback
> >on what to do instead.
> hm, can't we then just initialize tex's internal array to being 8 bit? if
> loading a tcx file breaks we're in deep trouble; i was under the impression
> that enctex was invisible unless features were invoked; if not, it should
> (as with etex extensions)

I am surprised too. I mean that it is possible to implement things by
folowing way:

* When format is generated:
  if -enc is used then 7bit default for xprn vector is used
  (this is documented in encTex documentation)
  if no -enc is used then you can implement arbitrary behavior:
  for example: implicit tcx tale is read or 8bit default is used.

* When format is used:
  if encTeXed-formad is used then nothing special is done
  (only if explicit -translate-file is used then TCX table is read)
  if no encTeXed-format is used then you can implement the 8bit
  initilaization of xprn vector or reading an implicit tcx table.

Best Regards

Petr Olsak

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