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Re: txi-ca.tex missing in texinfo repository

From: Gavin Smith
Subject: Re: txi-ca.tex missing in texinfo repository
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:35:40 +0000

On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 6:07 PM, Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:
> Walter has written a `txi-ca.tex' file for Catalan

Walter has written about support of the middle dot in Catalan.
(Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpunct#Catalan).

>So "·" should be admitted to produce l·l , L·L, as well as ŀ and Ŀ

The best that I can see at present is to declare the file encoding as
ISO-8859-1, which will allow the use of the middle dot. See attached
files. There won't be any combining with previous letters, though.

I see in texinfo.tex there are definitions of Unicode characters as
\utfeightchardefs. Some of the characters that are in ISO-8859-1 (are
included (00A0 up to 00FF) , but not all. It would seem simple enough
to add the middle dot (00B7). However this may not be perfect, if
there are rules about the spacing of the middle dot about other

Karl, would that be the right kind of approach? I know there has been
talk in the past about a LaTeX backend to solve some of the problems
about Unicode charsets in the TeX output. Is this is to avoid
texinfo.tex having to code all the special rules about different
characters in different languages? Even if that would be better in the
long run, maybe there is something that can be done know with the
existing texinfo.tex.

Attachment: dot-iso-8859-1.texi
Description: TeXInfo document

Attachment: dot-utf8.texi
Description: TeXInfo document

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