Re: Euro document now available
On 12-11-2001, at 17h 56'37", Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peńa wrote:
> Just FYI there's a new "Euro and Debian" document (more detailed than
> linuxdoc's Euro HOWTO) available at the Debian Documentation Project
> (check http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp, IIRC direct access is
> If anyone can contribute with more information please submit me any
> patches you might think are useful. Also check the 'euro-support' package
> in the "experimental" area, which provides a script to test euro
> capabilities in Debian systems and might, in the future, provide an
> automatic configuration mechanism for euro support (ideas/patches also
I had a lokk at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-euro-support
At "1.3 Standards" you are talking about "8-bit systems". Why you don't
mention ISO-8859-16 (latin10)? Only ISO-8859-15 (Latin9) is there...
ISO-8859-16 also has euro support.
I liked "1.5 Why all this fuzz for just one character?"
In "3.1 Initial considerations" fonty is fine, but there are not support
for ISO8859-16, yet. I try to make some fonts with sbf2psf and pdf2sbf,
but the new fonts got some extra inexpected features...
In "Chapter 4 Localisation issues", I see you are talking about
/etc/locale.alias. Do you know who is responsable for it? Every time
when I make an upgrade I have to change myself back the line "romanian
ro_RO.ISO-8859-2" to "romanian ro_RO.ISO-8859-16"...
In /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/locale.alias is even worse, what is that
rumanian? Unfortunatelly this word is also in English dictionary, while
romanian is not.
In "4.2.2 Font configuration", I have ISO8859-16 fonts, you can mention
the place where it can be taken:
In "5.2.12 LaTeX", I have a latin10.def file, I can provide an
latin9.def too, if necessary.
"FIXME: What about the cent? Is it provided in tetex-eurosym?"
No, tetex-eurosym provide only euro symbol. Textcent is provided by
textcomp.sty, if this is not different.
In "5.3 Applications that do not support the euro character" you said:
"Problems with LyX are similar to LaTeX, there is a need for a new
inputenc." As I mentioned earlier, I have latin9.def and latin10.def.
Someone care to have it? I will submit it at CTAN.
You don't need to mention my name in Acknowledgements, I hardly did
something. And I think it was not in 2000, but rather this year.
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