[XeTeX] New ConTeXt release and XeTeX - XeConTeXt

Dalyoung haksan at mac.com
Wed May 10 13:09:56 CEST 2006

Dear Otared,

I tried your minimal.tex both in ConTeXt and in Xe-ConTeXt.
In ConTeXt, everything is fine except the french diacritics are not  
appeared correctly.

I also got the "Runaway argument?" error as yours and I found that it  
is because the file is not saved in utf-8 encoding.
After saving the file in utf-8 encoding and comment out \enableregime 
[utf], I got the correct output.
Checking file encoding may remove the error.
I hope that it may help.

Best regards,


> %% begin error message
> Runaway argument?
> {^^G^^[?\initializevariable \totalnofpositions {0}\usedmapfile {=} 
> {\ETC.
> ! File ended while scanning use of \thisisbytesequence.
> <inserted text>
>                  \par
> <to be read again>
>                     \relax
> \dodoreadfile ...\preprocesssuffix \or \fi \relax
>                                                    \the  
> \everyafterreadfile
> \doutilities ...textension }\donothing \donothing
>                                                    \the  
> \everyafterutilityrea...
> <argument> ...pass }\jobname \empty \relax \relax
>                                                    \ifx  
> \twopassdata \empty \...
> \firstofoneargument #1->#1
> ...
> l.5 \starttext
> %% end error message
> Does this have to do again with Ruby versus Perl scripts?
> Many thanks for your insights: OK
> At 8:59 +0200 10/05/06, Hans Hagen wrote:
>> has to do with context entering utf mode (and expanding replacement
>> chars for chars not in the current font; a fall back mechanism);
>> since i now ship patterns in utf i explicitly need to disable the
>> non-xetex utf handler; this is fixed in the release i uploaded
>> yesterday (i just tested and i get proper pattern loading for xetex
>> as well as pdftex)
>> Hans
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