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Eric Brunet <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 31 Jan 2001 10:38:38 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 09:22:55PM +0100, Frank Mittelbach wrote:
> i nevertheless begin to wonder if we should change the default font encoding
> from OT1 to T1 so that more people get proper hyphenation without the need to
> say
>   \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> in their documents and would be interested to hear what the opinion on this
> list would be (not that i consider this list a representative sample of the
> average LaTeX user).

Maybe another way to do it is to put it in babel. English writers don't
really need T1 fonts, and don't need a change in latex2e right now. But
any language in babel could have a default inputenc and fontenc, such
that setting


or (german, or any west europe language) would automatically set the T1
fontenc and the latin1 inputenc. Setting


would select a different and suitable (inputenc,fontenc) tupple.

        Éric Brunet