# TeX and UCS [was: Latin-1...]

From: Juliusz Chroboczek (jec@dcs.ed.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Aug 03 1999 - 06:32:56 EDT

Michael Eveson:

ME> Fix TeX. It needs to grow up and use the UCS properly.

TeX cannot be changed. TeX monotonically converges towards $\pi$, and
until the Congress of the United States pass a bill to the effect that
$\pi>4$[1], a new major version of TeX is impossible.

A variant of TeX that internally uses (a subset of) UCS-2 has been
written, though. It is called `Omega,' and was written by Yannis