[tex-live] packages with characters > 127

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sat Jan 2 01:04:56 CET 2010

Zdenek Wagner a écrit :
> If I were the author I would not agree. Using ^^ is nothing but a
> cryptic way of reaching the same result.

I have to disagree on this point.

\catcode`\£=13 \def£{something}

produces a compile error with both XeTeX and LuaTeX, while

\catcode`\^^a3=13 \def^^a3{something}

works fine with both.

So, *if* the >127 characters are used only as delimiter or whatever *without*
any "real-character" semantics (proper lowercase/uppercase, proper
representation by a glyph in a font, etc), and without the user needigin to use
the same character in his source (possibly using a different encoding) then
everything is ok.

AFAIU, most packages discussed here are in this case.


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