[XeTeX] Unicode line separator

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Wed Nov 16 01:23:29 CET 2005

Hello Mike,

On 16/11/2005, at 1:07 AM, mike leonard wrote:

> Thanks for the reply. I noticed that my message got sent for  
> moderation, but I'm not sure why. I usually lurk on this list, but  
> I think I've posted at least once or twice since subscribing.

> So, to answer your question, I'd like to use ^^^^2028 anywhere that  
> \\ would normally be used. Do you think this is feasible?

In principle it should be feasible.

For example, this works:

   \catcode `^^^^2028\active\relax
    Here is a short made-up verse^^^^2028
    neither good, nor bad, nor anything worse.

But I don't think you want to be inserting the 8 characters
for  ^^^^2028  everywhere in your source.

I've been unable to use  Character Palette  to insert
the UTF8 triple for  ^^^^2028, then test a file with that.

Using the 'Insert' button just gives the usual <newline>
character (i.e., hex: 000A)
--- check this using the command-line  od  (Octal Dump) utility.
This is even after switching the document font to Lucida Grande
(which supposedly has a character at  Ux2028 ) or Code2000.
In fact with Code2000 I cannot insert anything.

So I need to know a good method to insert the correct bytes,
to be able to do anymore testing with XeTeX.

Hope this helps,


> Thanks again,
> Mike

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