[luatex] Using classic TeX 8-bit fonts in LuaTeX

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Dec 6 18:16:46 CET 2012

On 12/06/2012 06:15 PM, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> On 12/06/2012 05:17 PM, Petr Olsak wrote:
>> luatex -fmt plain '\chardef\x=`č \show\x'
>>> \x=\char"10D.
>> <*> \chardef\x=`č \show\x
>> (the letter after =` is ccaron, the one of letters from Czech alhpbet).
>> We can see, that Unicode font is needed, because the character slot is
>> "10D and this is greater than 255 and impossible to prit it by 8bit font.
> You asked about fonts, not about input encoding :)
> Using active characters could 'fix' your problem by reverting
> everything back to horrible 7bit mode, I assume.

But it is true that luatex is not the same as pdftex with it's
8-bit input extensions, so it is not quite identical. Sorry,
I misinformed you about that.

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