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David Kastrup <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:23:01 +0100
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Ulrike Fischer <[log in to unmask]> writes:

> Am Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:00:10 +0100 schrieb David Kastrup:
>>> I'm sorry but I disagree on this point. I don't think it is urgent to
>>> adjust the real inputenc. LuaTeX is still in early beta, so it should
>>> be used only by somehow experienced users, or at least users aware of
>>> what they are doing.. Such users should be able to understand that
>>> they should either encode their source in utf-8 (and don't load any
>>> inputenc) or load luainputenc.
>> I disagree.  The development or rather the update cycle of LaTeX is so
>> slow that we don't want it to impede progress.
> Like Manual I don't think that it is a good idea to load 
> xetexinputenc or luatexinputenc (or whatever the packages are 
> called) through inputenc. This packages are currently at best in the 
> beta-stadium. They haven't been tested much, the problem with 
> auxiliary files with non-ascii chars generated by the engine hasn't 
> been solved yet. 
> inputenc and fontenc are base packages. They shouldn't load 
> experimental packages which can change from one day to the next and 
> where it isn't clear that they will stay.

When the alternative is that they will just break, I don't see the

David Kastrup