karl at freefriends.org
Fri Aug 5 15:13:25 CEST 2005
This seems to work, but only chars with value >= x20 are written out
correctly as single bytes with the corresponding value.
This is a function of the TCX file specified when the fmt was dumped
The smaller ones are somehow expanded.
This is the standard/original behavior. The 95 "visible" chars are
written as-is, others are written out with ^^.
This happens with all chars from ^^00 to ^^19, :(, and contradicts to
what is said on p. 45 of the TeXBook.
I see no contradictions. Anyway, it's a system-dependent part of TeX.
Sorry, but I've lost track of the original question. What are you
trying to accomplish? Do you want to get 1-for-1 output for all
characters, or is that what you're trying to avoid? In plain TeX,
LaTeX, or both? Or are you just trying to understand the principles?
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