» I know that for some languages there is maybe not only one choice
» of (input/output) encoding, but this doesn't mean a default cannot
» be chosen. In my opinion, a default that suits a large proportion
» (even a minority) of people is better than a default that suits nobody.
» Don't you agree?
I don't. I think that your point is interesting for default output
encodings (but, imagine that i install many fonts only as T1, what
would happen to me in language nohyphenation or english??), but not
for input encodings.
Maybe babel could emit a warning when you try to typeset some language
with not suitable encodings?
Thierry Bouche, Grenoble.