[texhax] Accessing unusual Latin Modern glyphs in plain TeX

D. R. Evans doc.evans at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 23:13:52 CEST 2009

Reinhard Kotucha said the following at 04/21/2009 01:49 PM :
> On 21 April 2009 D. R. Evans wrote:
>  > Is there are relatively simple way to access some of the more unusual
>  > glyphs that are present in the Latin Modern fonts, but which don't seem to
>  > appear in the standard encodings?
>  > 
>  > For example (just to pick one more or less at random) LM includes glyphs
>  > for Abrevehookabove, U+1EB2, which I believe does not occur in any of the
>  > standard encodings. How would I go about getting that character to print
>  > using plain TeX (actually, pdfTeX)?
> Hi Doc,
> U+1EB2 is not unusual.  About 85 million people are using it several
> times per day.  :) 
> If you want to typeset Vietnamese, use T5 encoding.

OK, so my example was bad. Still, I thought I was clear that it was only an

Instead of trying to come up with a character that isn't in any of the
common encodings and risk someone else pointing out that the character I
happen to choose is in one of the standard encodings, pretend that I asked
the question, but using some generic character fleb, where fleb is a
unicode character available in LM, but not available in the standard encodings.

I looked through the common encodings and didn't immediately see
"cdotaccent" (U+010B) in any of them, so I think you can regard the
invented character "fleb" as being equivalent to "cdotaccent".

I hope I haven't made myself hopelessly unclear.


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