[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed May 12 19:55:45 CEST 2004

Thomas Esser writes:

> David Kastrup has written on the tetex-pretest list:

>     The way the description of the new behavior sounds, not even this will
>     help against systems with broken locale settings now: the TeX error
>     messages will refuse to use the encoding of the input files even then.

> In the past, he could work around any locale-dependency by adding using
> cp8bit.tcx; this no longer helps. For him (resp. his software), the new
> setup is a step backward :-(

Unless I'm very much mistaken, loading cp8bit.tcx would not affect
visible characters on the console in the prevous version either.  So
I don't think the new version is a regression.

Olaf Weber

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