[XeTeX] what does this imply?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Apr 12 15:04:04 CEST 2006

On Apr 12, 2006, at 5:01 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> If someone wants to follow up, I have a comment. Looking at the  
> files included with gwTeX, it seems that the url.sty file installed  
> for xetex was simply converted from MacRoman or Latin1 or whatever  
> into UTF-8 encoding. This means the modified version works with  
> XeTeX, but would fail with standard LaTeX, which would see two  
> bytes where it expects a single character. A better solution would  
> be to replace the (non-portable) literal 8-bit characters with  
> their (portable) ^^xx representations, which all versions of TeX  
> can read.
> JK


There are actually two copies of url.sty installed with gwtex, one  
in .../texmf.gwtex/xetex/latex/url/url.sty, with the UTF-8 conversion  
(thanks Gerben --- it makes it just work!) and the usual one in .../ 
texmf.tetex/tex/latex/url/url.sty used by the standard LaTeX. There  
shouldn't be a problem on either side.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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