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Re: guile 2.0.9 build on mingw

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: guile 2.0.9 build on mingw
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:53:32 +0300

> From: address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès)
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:19:13 +0200
> > As long as we are on the topic of the Info docs: producing Info
> > manuals with UTF-8 encoded characters is not a good idea for the MinGW
> > build, because the Windows console does not support UTF-8, and so at
> > least the stand-alone Info reader will show a lot of garbage on
> > Windows.  I suggest to use --disable-encoding for the MinGW build.
> The problem is that the tarball comes with a .info file so that users
> don’t need to have makeinfo installed (as per the GCS).

I know.  I didn't want to go as far as asking to not use UTF-8 in the
tarball as well (although given the lack of characters in the docs
that really need UTF-8, that would not be such a bad idea).  But at
least rebuilding docs could then DTRT.

> What about suggesting Windows users to use Emacs to view the
> documentation?  My feeling is that people aware of Info on Windows may
> already being doing this anyway.

I use both, FWIW.

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