[texhax] "@" : vowel or glottal stop ? (was : Some puzzling TeX)

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat Feb 19 17:33:39 CET 2011

Heiko Oberdiek wrote:

> Knuth uses different rules in plain.tex. Thus also \@firstofone
> is covered:
> \@if
> \@midfalse, \@midtrue
> \@ins
> Or at least I couldn't find vowels to make sense instead of "@".

It's clearly the Japanese honorific "O" that "@" represent in these :

 > \o-if
 > \@o-midfalse, \o-midtrue
 > \o-ins


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