[XeTeX] dealing with $ character

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Jul 8 10:31:09 CEST 2004

On 8 Jul 2004, at 8:30 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> I thought that was similar to what 
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/tex/xetex/xplain.tex does. What is 
> it exactly that this file does, BTW?

This file sets \catcode, \lccode, and \uccode for a bunch of Unicode 
characters so that they'll be considered "letters" by TeX, and so that 
operations like \uppercase will do the right thing with the extended 
Latin/Cyrillic/Greek alphabets, not only with ASCII. (This also means 
you could use \cøntrølséqüeñçe as a control sequence if you really 

It doesn't redefine any of the standard TeX macros or special 
characters, though.


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