[utf-8] You better add Texinfo to your Bad Software list
behdad at cs.toronto.edu
Tue Mar 16 23:13:58 PST 2004
:). So add LaTeX and friends too. [yes, yes, I know about Omega
and friends enough...]
On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Kevin Atkinson wrote:
> 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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