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Re: guile 2.0.9 build on mingw

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: guile 2.0.9 build on mingw
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:28:19 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> skribis:

>> 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.

Well that’s something Windows users can always do manually anyway.  How
could Guile’s build system be of any help?


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