[tex-live] TL2004: Technical problems and testing
petr at olsak.net
Thu May 13 10:21:49 CEST 2004
On Wed, 12 May 2004, Karl Berry wrote:
> unprintable stuff spewed on a terminal, the terminal's status may get
> thoroughly screwed.
> Here are my opinions:
> 1) for every release of Web2c TeX and TeX Live ever made, the default
> has been to use the locale-dependent isprint to determine whether to
> use ^^ notation for the log/tty output. Am I wrong about that?
> Assuming that is correct, I don't think we should change it for TL.
No every releases.
Till 2002: if no --translate-file was specified then isprint() from
locale was activated.
if --transalte-file was specified then TeX was fully locale
TeXlive 2003: The tty/log output was separed from \write output.
The --translate-file affects only \write output and
isprint() from locales is active for tty/log output
regardless --translate-file is specified.
This change was a source of confusions because it was not cleanly
documented. Users lose the security that if --transalte-file is used then
we are sure that all textual outputs are controlled by TCX table.
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