[XeTeX] Character Variants
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Mon Mar 28 10:13:22 CEST 2011
Am Sun, 27 Mar 2011 06:40:35 -0500 (CDT) schrieb
mskala at ansuz.sooke.bc.ca:
> If it's just a question of getting in the characters, which the font will
> then process by glyph substitution, it should work to simply include the
> desired characters literally in XeTeX's input. I haven't tried that with
> variant selectors, but it works for me with private-use characters, even
> outside the Basic Multilingual Plane. I tried to demonstrate in this
> message, only to discover when I attempted to send it, that my *email
> server* doesn't support the literal characters even if XeTeX, my editor,
> my keyboard config, and my email client all do.
You can enter literal characters in pure ASCII with the
^^^^-notation. Simply put the unicode code in small letters behind.
E.g. ^^^^20ac is the same as entering an euro sign.
Useful in mail messages. Avoids a lot of hassle with encodings.
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