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Re: "à" in title makes damaged pdf

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: "à" in title makes damaged pdf
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:28:50 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Sven Axelsson <address@hidden> writes:

> On 24 February 2013 03:42, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Now here is the rub: this is very clearly an encoding problem, and it
>> is a problem occuring only for particular characters for you.  To
>> reproduce it accurately, it is very important that we have byte for
>> byte the same file to check that you have.  So it is not sufficient
>> to include the file in your mail text, rather you have to send it as
>> an "attachment" to your mail.  How to attach a file properly depends
>> on your mail client.
>> Please check how you fare with the file I attached.  Does it work or
>> not?  If not, send us the output of your LilyPond run, attached as a
>> PDF.
> Running the file David attached fails with this message:
> GNU LilyPond 2.16.2
> Processing `xxx.ly'
> Parsing...
> xxx.ly:2:18: warning: non-UTF-8 input
>   title = "Lettre
>                   ? ?lise"
> xxx.ly:2:20: warning: non-UTF-8 input
>   title = "Lettre ?
>                     ?lise"
> This very clearly shows what the problem is. Re-saving the file with
> proper UTF-8 encoding works fine and produces a correct PDF.

So much for my theory that a mail attachment is a guarantee for a
byte-for-byte faithful copy.  On my side, the file was definitely

I have to agree that what appears on Gmane (where I read this list) was
Latin-1 encoded however.  Let's see whether sending to the list server
fares better.

Attached again.

David Kastrup

Attachment: xxx.ly
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