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Re: Problem with texi2dvi on spanish texi source

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: Problem with texi2dvi on spanish texi source
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 19:02:52 -0500

    The texinfo manual doesn't say anything about accented characters
    inside xrefs.

True :(.  I don't want to say "it doesn't work", because as you saw,
makeinfo is happy with 8-bit chars.  On the other hand, I don't want to
say "it does work", because again as you saw, they don't work with TeX.
Fixing this is something I really want to do, but I don't know when it
will happen.  Various people have sent patches to do parts of the job,
but I haven't pulled it all together yet.

    Is this a bug or a feature? 

Oh, it's a bug.  One that has been there since day 1 :(.

    I presume I will have to deal with this odd behaviour, so what can I
    do with 8-bit characters in xrefs?

About all I can propose is to run sed or something in between, to
fix up the .aux file by hand.  I don't know what other people do.  Does
anyone else on the list have suggestions/experience?

Unless you can rewrite the preaccented characters into constructs like
@'a or @~n.  This is not nearly as good (because it interferes with
hyphenation), and not all characters are available, but it does (or
should) work with texinfo.tex.

    PD: While I'm at it, what's the 7-bit version of the latin character

I'm sorry, but that character does not display as anything meaningful
for me.  What is it?

        I find the texinfo table in the manual very 'short'.

I intended to write down every character available in the standard
fonts.  Unfortunately there is no easy way to switch to other fonts with
more characters.  (Although it is possible, by hacking texinfo.tex.)

I'm sorry I don't have a better answer, but that's where things stand ...


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