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> apostoulos syropoulos writes:
>
> > Don't we need support for UCS-2 encoded files? And what about
> > Unicode surrogates (i.e., characters that consist of four octets)?
>
> the real rationale for adding support of ucs-8 to latex2e is its
> appearance as default encoding in at least one linux distribution.
>
> i don't believe there's justification for "main line" provision for
> all possible unicode encodings in latex: omega is designed for that
> sort of thing, and shows every sign of performing.  it would be nice
> to do all of them in latex, but it's not the sort of thing tex is good
> at, in bulk (imho at least).
>

Also, TeX itself cannot read all of UCS-2.


chris