[utf-8] You better add Texinfo to your Bad Software list
kevin at atkinson.dhs.org
Tue Mar 16 22:41:54 PST 2004
The Texinfo does not support UTF-8 or any form of Unicode.
Texinfo files must be in plain text. All non-ascii characters must be
encoded using TeX commands. If you use ISO-8859-1 characters in the
document they will not skipped in the printed Manual. Ie
"hànzi"(iso-8859-1) will appear as "hnzi" unless "h@`anzi" is used.
The only encoding Texinfo supports for non-printed output (ie Info file,
Plain Text, Html) is iso-8859-1 or iso-8859-2. UTF-8 is not an option.
The texinfo system can not support non-Latin scripts in any fashion. It
doesn't even seam to be able to support Cyrillic.
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