[XeTeX] XeTeXcharclass inserts spaces

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Tue Oct 21 10:25:03 CEST 2008

On 21 Oct 2008, at 8:21 AM, Ulrike Fischer wrote:

> Am Mon, 20 Oct 2008 17:26:44 +0100 schrieb Jonathan Kew:
>>> In the following document I get spaces between the "a" and the "b",
>>> but
>>> not between "d" and "b". Bug or feature?
>> Feature, not bug, I believe.
>> I think you're seeing the effects of the default classes and  
>> interchar
>> toks assignments that are found at the end of unicode-letters.tex,
> I see. Wouldn't it be senseful to have a "class already used?" command
> or even better if one could allocate a new class like a new counter?
> This would reduce the danger to use classes already in use by another
> package. And it would inforce more natural names for the classes.

Yes; this is something that should be done as part of the default  
macro package, like \newcount etc. It's just a question of getting  
around to it.....


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