[XeTeX] bug fmtcount with xelatex?

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Wed Nov 5 14:18:57 CET 2014

Am Tue, 4 Nov 2014 17:34:04 +0100 schrieb François Patte:

> Try this MWE: with pdflatex the result is correct, with xelatex for
> the second chapter I get:
> DEUXIèME instead of: DEUXIÈME
> How to correct this?

\`e is expanded to a \char command before \uppercase can see it and
\uppercase/MakeUppercase don't affect \char. 

Imho the relevant  \`e in fc-french.def should be protected, but you
can also make the commands yourself robust:



\uppercase{éè \'e \`e \char "00E8} 




Ulrike Fischer 

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