[TxMt] LaTeX bundle problem

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Jul 3 14:12:28 UTC 2007

On Jul 3, 2007, at 05:48, Maxime Boissonneault wrote:

> Hello,
> I understand the problem now. However, how come TextMate can detect  
> what encoding was used for a file, and the scanner can not ?
> UTF8 can cause problems with Bibtex (http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~fischer/kbibtex/encoding.html 
> )

See also


which has a better explanation of the problem(s) of using multibyte  
encodings with BibTeX.  Sorting is broken, of course, but apparently  
some BibTeX styles have even worse problems.

> Allan Odgaard a écrit :
>> On 29. Jun 2007, at 19:39, Maxime Boissonneault wrote:
>>> Ok, I was not really talking about modifying the code myself. I  
>>> meant providing more information that you might need. [...]
>> The problem is that your source documents are scanned for  
>> completion candidates in their on-disk state.
>> The scanner cannot know what encoding you have used, and so it  
>> assumes (for good reason) UTF-8.
>> But in fact the stuff is malformed, when treated as UTF-8, so TM  
>> will discard it, when the label completion command tries to insert  
>> it.

I haven't been following this too closely, but ISTR that cross- 
reference labels, like TeX command names, are limited to ASCII letters  
and digits 0-9.  You might get away with accented characters using  
some encodings, but it would probably break horribly with UTF-8.


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