[XeTeX] TECkit mapping for Beta Code?

Proteus proteuss at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Sep 13 19:27:32 CEST 2013

> Does anyone know if there exists a TECkit mapping for Beta Code?
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_code>
> I've found the betababel package, which I assume uses some single-
> byte encoding, and am aware, though challenged to handle, that
> some workaround to handle '\#=' as a text characters is needed;
> any help in this regard would be much appreciated.
> What I got are non-LaTeX plaintext files (which I'd like to not
> need to retype manually at all) written with Greek in uppercase
> Beta Code and Latin-script text (mostly English but some German
> and French quotes) written in lowercase with Beta Code
> conventions for uppercase letters and diacritics, plus the ad hoc
> '**' for literal asterisks, moreover it uses 'v' and 'j' for
> digamma and jod in reconstructed forms, and the non-Beta Code
> conventions '_' for macron, and TeX-like '--' for dash.
> I'm really suspecting that I'd be better off prefiltering the
> sources with some ad hoc (computer) script before marking them
> up, am I not?

No Teckit mapping but I have a utility written in C 
that converts Beta Code to unicode. 
It also handles all the special symbols prefixed with {,<,",[,# et.c.
Latin text is ignored provided it is enclosed between a & and a $. 

Please email me or post a sample here to see if I can help. 

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