[luatex] This might have been asked: UTF-8 input from plain TeX

luigi scarso luigi.scarso at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 16:02:12 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Ingo Krabbe <ikrabbe.ask at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> this might have been asked some times ago, or it might not, as the vast
> crowd won't use enctex to write plain TeX files, but I do!
> My keyboard contains about 100 keys, where a few of them are directly
> known to break 7-bit ascii, such as öäüÖÄÜ€ß.
> I know there are more, but my brain is too weak or too lazy to remember
> all those alt_gr and shift+alt_gr kombinations to produce such nice
> symbols as ¹²³¼½¬ ¡⅛£¤⅜ÆÐẞªŊ, mostly useless to TeX anyway.
> As I don't like to read the sequences \"a,\"o,\ss{} — and so on — while editing
> my texts, I learned to use enctex and use a little charmap:
> \mubyte \adiaresis      ^^c3^^a4\endmubyte % ä
> \mubyte \odiaresis      ^^c3^^b6\endmubyte % ö
> \mubyte \udiaresis      ^^c3^^bc\endmubyte % ü
> \mubyte \Adiaresis      ^^c3^^84\endmubyte % Ä
> \mubyte \Odiaresis      ^^c3^^96\endmubyte % Ö
> \mubyte \Udiaresis      ^^c3^^9c\endmubyte % Ü
> \mubyte \szlig  ^^c3^^9f\endmubyte % ß
> \def\adiaresis{\"{a}}
> \def\odiaresis{\"{o}}
> \def\udiaresis{\"{u}}
> \def\Adiaresis{\"{A}}
> \def\Odiaresis{\"{O}}
> \def\Udiaresis{\"{U}}
> \def\szlig{\ss{}}
> \mubytein=1 \mubytelog=1
> So far, so easy.
> Now I want to push my source code through luatex, to give it a try and
> anythings works fine, but of course \mubyte does not work and simply
> disabling my \input{mubytes.tex} include does not produce the right
> output for those special chars from my UTF-8 encoded source file.
> So what Do I need to do to make the step from producing the same output
> from this source file:
> \input mubytes.tex
> \footline={}
> This is an Umlaut Test: öäüÖÄÜß.
> \vfill\eject\bye
> (for luatex comment out or delete the first line, and plain pdftex, as I
> use it, has to be initialized with -enc, of course, for this to work.)
> tia
> ingo
> --
> i don't do signatures
If the file is utf-8, this is ok with the format build from context standalone
and the lmroman otf
This is an Umlaut Test: öäüÖÄÜß.

This one loads the pfb fonts and no umlauts are shown
This is an Umlaut Test: öäüÖÄÜß.


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