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Re: txi-ca.tex missing in texinfo repository

From: Walter Garcia-Fontes
Subject: Re: txi-ca.tex missing in texinfo repository
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:29:18 +0100
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* Gavin Smith, address@hidden [27/01/15 01:36]:
> 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
> characters.

Just to clarify, for the l·l and L·L variants it's just a \cdot in the
middle of the two "l" without any special spacing. ŀ and Ŀ instead are
special characters followed by an l or L respectively.

> 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.

If I can be of any help let me know,

Walter Garcia-Fontes

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