[XeTeX] Whitespace in input

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Nov 15 18:11:15 CET 2011

On Nov 15, 2011, at 11:19 AM, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> Herbert Schulz wrote:
>>> "The latter" is what the TeXbok says (P.~39) : "Once a category code
>>> has been attached to a character token, the attachment is permanent."
>>> ** Phil.
>> What happens in a verbatim environment?
> The verbatim environment sets up an environment within
> which characters that have not yet been seen by TeX's
> mouth receive category codes that potentially differ
> from the category code that would normally be associated
> with that character.  Once the category code has been
> bound to a particular instance of that character, that
> instance never changes its catcode.
> ** Phil.


So what you are saying is not that you can't control the catcode of a particular character but that you can't change it after it is set and in TeX's ``stomach.'' That I can agree with.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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