[OS X TeX] XeTeX raw index files (was: Xindy?)

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Jul 17 18:19:31 EDT 2006

On 17 Jul 2006, at 4:50 pm, Joachim Schrod wrote:

> Hello,
> While I'm at it -- and since this mailing list has its share of  
> XeTeX users (and the author :-): What encoding does XeTeX use in  
> raw index files?
> I.e., if you have \index{ÄÖÜß}, what ends up in the .idx file?
> AFAIK, XeTeX uses UTF-8. Does this mean that the output is plain  
> UTF-8, or is it some ^^-notation as in Omega?

It'll be straightforward UTF-8. \write in xetex uses ^^ notation only  
for non-printing control characters, so you won't usually see it in  
normal use.


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