[luatex] accented characters in plain luatex

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue May 31 16:28:12 CEST 2011

luigi scarso <luigi.scarso at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 3:58 PM, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> > Those involved with non-English languages on a regular basis will of course
> > have other needs. For my current use the traditional TeX notation is
> > perfectly adequate. In my current project there is only one accented word
> > and I was able to add accents through a Gvim mass change to that word:
> >
> > :%s/Mukipha/M\\'uki\\`pha/
> >
> > [...]
> If I remember correctly there is an Emacs TeX mode that permits to
> insert an accented character,
> and it uses a sort of TeX combination of \ and ' .

i once used such, and it only produced iso latin 1 output; \'p isn't in
that character set afaik.  (there's probably one that produces utf-8,
now, i've not looked, but it's not relevant even though unicode
presumably _does_ have \'p.)

not relevant, because john's a committed vim user and is as unlikely to
switch to emacs as i am to switch to vim.

personally, i think john's making life difficult for himself, but that's
up to him.  he seems not to care about copying text from his final
output; this would be reasonable if his ultimate output is print; but if
not, he's at least been warned of the issue.


(so tired i can hardly type my own name...)

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