[tldoc] html + \Thanh updates

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Aug 16 23:40:32 CEST 2008

Staszek Wawrykiewicz writes:
 > On Fri, 8 Aug 2008, Karl Berry wrote:
 > > Eitan released a new version of tex4ht with some bug fixes I requested.
 > > He also sent a new definition of the \Thanh macro that generates the
 > > preferred ế for that double-accented character.
 > > 
 > > I've regenerated and committed PDF and HTML for English, German, Polish,
 > > and Russian, although I can't really check the non-English results.
 > > Please do so as appropriate.
 > Ehh, well. The double-accented character is now OK, but H\`an ... Th\`anh
 > displays in all .html translations \'r instead of \`a :(
 > pdf versions are OK.

Hi Staszek,
yes, the pdf files are ok.  html is always a bit cumbersome because
unlike pdf it doesn't contain the fonts.  Could someone check whether
the German umlauts appear properly in texlive-de.html?  Here, firefox
doesn't display them properly but I'm aware that I have problems with
my X11 font setup. 

I just checked with elinks (a text-based web browser) and got the
following result:

     * H*n The>' Th*nh, Martin Schr*der und das pdfTEX-Team

The double accented character looks ok.  Yes, this is the way
Vietnamese write emails.  There are no Vietnamese keyboards and they
have to use ASCII.  I would expect a` for \`a here instead of *, which
denotes an unrecognized character.  I'm not sure why Martin's name
contains an unrecognized character too.

What I don't understand is why Eitan had to fix anything.  Everything
worked already.  The vntex homepage had been created by tex4ht and
everything looks fine. See:


You'll see that Thanh's name appears proprerly in the 6th line.

Anyway, am I the only one who has problems with German Umlauts?  
I really hope so.


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