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Re: [help-texinfo] Problems with TeX-ing Texinfo sources in russian


From: Oleg Katsitadze
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] Problems with TeX-ing Texinfo sources in russian
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 00:23:53 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-11)

On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 10:20:34PM +0400, Dmitry Dzhus wrote:
> Generating PDF or DVI almost fails. Actually, english text in document
> stays ok, while russian characters are wiped out completely (including
> strings Ā«Table of ContentsĀ» translated to russian in
> `txi-ru.tex`).

texinfo.tex currently does not support Cyrillic.  The default fonts
used by texinfo.tex are Computer Modern and do not include any
Cyrillic glyphs (and there is no such thing as a "Unicode TeX font").

But there is much more to it than just changing the fonts to the ones
with Cyrillic glyphs.  For one thing, you'll need to define mappings
from Unicode chars to appropriate slots in the font encoding.  For
another, you'll need to build a format file with Russian hyphenation
patterns.  All this is planned in the (hopefully) near future.

Best,
Oleg




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