[Tugindia] german chars in std letter

H S Rai tugindia@tug.org
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 18:26:04 +0530 (IST)

Today at 12:27pm +0100 David Kastrup wrote:

>   > On Linux, I am able to get these, without use of these packages,
>   > using like:
>   >
>   > {\"a}, {\ss}, {\"u}
>   Not only  on Linux: these  ASCII sequences, though  less readable,
>   are  portable across  all  systems.  However,  you should  _never_
>   enclose them in quotes since that disrupts ligatures and kernings.

>   Please refrain from those extra braces!

Dear David,

Thanks for your suggestion. You are simply great!


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