[Dev-luatex] Unicode in \pdfinfo

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Jun 29 13:39:22 CEST 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 11:06:03AM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> writes:
> > On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:49:07PM +0200, Hans Hagen wrote:
> >> Khaled Hosny wrote:
> >>> \pdfinfo doesn't seem to support Unicode, when I compile the attached
> >>> example with luatex I get symbols like هصة instead of the proper
> >>> (Arabic) Unicode strings.
> >>> Shouldn't luatex default to Unicode here too?
> >>
> >> this is a backend c.q macro package issue ... (btw this can also be done  
> >>  in pdftex, but i never came to enabling the code in context because  
> >> there was nothign to test)
> >
> > I suspected that, since hyperrref with latex does this, but I found that
> > xetex supports Unicode pdfinfo directly and thought luatex should do
> > this too. 
> Yes, hyperref with LaTeX does this, but I recommend looking at _how_ it
> does this.  It is another case of "code nobody but Heiko would come up
> with and very few people would be able to maintain".

I actually looked before posting here, but I'm yet to understand all
this TeX's black magic.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localizer and member of Arabeyes.org team
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