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

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed Jul 14 19:22:55 CEST 2004

    no other system that uses ^^ for escaping; maybe that was normal 25
    years ago

No.  I always figured it came from the convention of writing "^A" for
Control-A, etc.  Except of course he wanted ^ for superscript, so he had
to use ^^. Just a random idiosyncrasy, in other words.

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