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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: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:30 +0000

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 8:29 AM, Walter Garcia-Fontes
<address@hidden> wrote:
> * 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.

The current texinfo.tex has for Latin-1 (that is ISO-8859-1), (in


that is, a superscripted full stop. Maybe it should be \cdot instead.
The same could be used in \utfeightchardefs.

I don't know how ŀ and Ŀ should be supported.

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