[tex-live] packages with characters > 127

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 13:18:14 CET 2009

2009/12/31 Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr>:
> Zdenek Wagner a écrit :
>> Imagine that someone would write something in French using UTF-8 and
>> load a .sty file with ISO-8859-15 encoded characters in it. It won't
>> work.
> It was precisely my point: there are restrictions already.
>> If the characters were entered as TeX sequences, it would work
>> in any case.
> I don't know why you mean with "TeX sequences", but ^^a0 (eg) won't work, only
> LICR representation (\'e) will (in a LaTeX context, obsiously).
Yes, \'e is expanded in TeX stomach and usually the fontenc package
(or some other macros) decide how it will be displayed but ^^a0 is
converted to an 8-bit character in TeX mouth. It may cause the very
same problems as if it were entered directly as an 8-bith character.
It is possible to write

\us^^61packag^^61{font^^61nc} % if the "e" key is damaged on your keyboard.

> Manuel.

Zdeněk Wagner

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