# [texhax] plain TeX: `No room for a new \fam'

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Tue Jul 9 01:08:04 CEST 2013

```On Mon, Jul 08, 2013 at 09:23:03PM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Rodolfo,
>
>     I'm a plain TeX user, and have already loaded 16 \newfamS.  Is there
>     any way to get round TeX's complain?  To, say, create room for
>     another 16 families?
>
> 1) Use luatex or xetex.

Though it wouldn't help much of one is using old math primitives,
\mathcode etc., as they won't be able to use the higher math families
anyway.

Regards,
Khaled
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