[XeTeX] Unicode line separator

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Tue Nov 15 03:29:46 CET 2005

Hello Mike,

On 14/11/2005, at 1:54 AM, Mike Leonard wrote:

> Hello,
> I would like to start using the Unicode line separator (at position  
> 2028) to mark new lines in my XeTeX documents, as opposed to the  
> conventional "\\". I thought I could accomplish this by making the  
> character active and giving it an appropriate definition, but that  
> didn't seem to work. Does anyone have any advice on how I could go  
> about this?

I'm not sure why this didn't work, but have some ideas.
Certainly you have to be careful with \\ as it is a macro
which is really a 'variable' rather than a 'primitive'.

This means that its expansion may be different in different
You should provide a code-snippet that didn't work, along with
anything suggestive from the .log output.

Also, you should explain how what you want to use ^^^^2028 .
(Presumably it's not for end-of-paragraph, as that is ^^^^2029
  and would require hacking this to emulate \par in TeX. )

If for \\ as an  end-of-table-row  or  end-of-list-item  indicator,
then it's necessary to see just how the table/list environment
has been defined, and how the specific environment finds these
indicators. (They don't all do it in the same way.)
Hence an example would be useful.


	Ross Moore

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but have now re-enlisted ?
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> Thank you kindly in advance,
> Mike
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