[XeTeX] The ^^^^ convention

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at mac.com
Mon Dec 12 23:32:27 CET 2005

That is exactly what I wanted. Thanks


On Dec 12, 2005, at 4:30 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 12 Dec 2005, at 7:19 pm, Stephen Moye wrote:
>> Some time ago I had a question about the ^^^^ convention of  
>> getting certain characters. I tried to search the XeTeX archive  
>> for '^^^^' but apparently the search engine does not recognize  
>> those as searchable characters. I simply need to have my memory  
>> refreshed about how the ^^^^ naming convention works -- or, how to  
>> search for those characters.
> ^^^^ followed by 4 (lowercase) hex digits represents a single  
> codepoint in the range U+0000..U+FFFF. This is a conversion that  
> XeTeX does during the text input process, before things like macro  
> expansion; the entire 8-character sequence is replaced by the  
> single code it represents, and then processed just as if that code  
> had been present in the input.
> Does that help? Not really sure what kind of information you're  
> after...
> JK
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