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

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at
Sun Jan 4 11:52:46 EST 2009

On Jan 4, 2009, at 11:29 AM, Martin Costabel wrote:

> 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}

Just copied that in my TeXProvingGround file. LaTeX didn't object but  
when I typed é, option e, e, it did.

> and you can type your special characters without any acrobatics  
> (including guillemets, BTW).

So, there has to be more than that.


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