At 20:07 +0100 2001/06/11, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> But past experience has shown that it is difficult to dictate what people
>> will use, so perhaps there pop up other favored formats than just UTF8.
>sure. its easier to move between them, anyway
So perhaps the TeX successor should support different formats for .aux
files and the like. If the translations are external to the TeX kernel, it
is not a LaTeX issue.
One suggestion under UNIX could be that the TeX successor gets default
encodings at startup time and via environmental variables, which could be
say file name extension specific, or something.