# [tex-live] fwd: \delta in overfull \hboxes screws up xterm

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Wed Jul 14 18:41:38 CEST 2004

David Kastrup writes:

[...]

> There is no such control sequence.  This is the output from an
> overfull hbox message.  It contains only nameless characters.
> Whether they were produced by \mathcode, \char, \delta, whatever is
> not known anymore.

IMO the inability to go back from the internal codes to something
resembling the source that produced them is a bug in the design of
TeX.  "Fixing" TeX would require a major rewrite.

--
Olaf Weber

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