» 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.