[XeTeX] Automate table creation

Jean-Louis Cordonnier jlcord2 at wanadoo.fr
Thu Mar 1 16:01:42 CET 2012

Привет Александр

I believe that it's possible to write a script with the programmation
language python to write your table code in an other file.
I don't understand exactly what you want.


Le 01/03/2012 03:27, Aleksandr Andreev a écrit :
> Hello everybody,
> I am wondering if someone could guide me as to how to create a macro
> in XeTeX that will do the following.
> Background: I'm creating some files that demonstrate whether or not
> OpenType features are correctly implemented in a font (for now, I am
> only concerned with the correct positioning of diacritics). For this,
> I would like to create a set of tables.
> Across the columns of the table, I will have the diacritic marks; for
> illustrative purposes, let's say they are U+0300, U+0301 and U+0311,
> etc. (the actual file will have about 20 such marks)
> Down the rows, I am putting characters, say U+0410 (Cyrillic A),
> U+0415 (Cyrillic Ie), etc, about 50 total, not necessarily contiguous
> within Unicode.
> In each cell of the Table, all I need is to combine the character and
> the diacritic.
> So, for example, I'll have:
> begin{tabular}
>  & ̀ & ́ \\
> A & À & Á \\
> etc.
> Here's the question: is there any way to write a TeX macro to build
> this table automatically -- i.e., I feed it the list of characters and
> diacritics, and it creates the Table? Basically, I'm being lazy and
> not wanting to type out the entire 50x20 table.
> Thanks!
> Aleksandr
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