Documentation (was Re: [OS X TeX] Kanbun (漢文) and French...)

Martin Costabel costabel at
Sun Jan 4 11:29:17 EST 2009

Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:
> On lundi 05 janv. 09, at 00:25, cfrees at wrote:
>> The default choices have to work in a huge variety of situations.
> Indeed. And that is not the case with Computer Modern. Computer Modern 
> works for exactly 2 languages in the world. English, and a minority 
> language that uses exactly the same characters. _That_ is very far from 
> a "huge variety of situations".

Let's not go overboard completely. You can perfectly write Franch and 
German and lots of other languages using Computer Modern. Just use LaTeX 
and \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}, and you can type your special 
characters without any acrobatics (including guillemets, BTW).


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