[OS X TeX] --- .neq m-dash

Robert Spence spence at saar.de
Sat Jun 9 09:14:20 EDT 2007

Hi Bruno,

On 09 Jun 2007, at 14:54 , Bruno Voisin wrote:

> xunicode transforms LaTeX's explicit non-ASCII character calls  
> (such as \'e, \`a, \textemdash, \textbullet and so forth),  
> generally implemented as macros at the TeX level, into calls to the  
> corresponding Unicode characters.
> Mapping=tex-text transforms LaTeX's implicit non-ASCII characters  
> calls (such as --, ---, and similarly for the Spanish inverted  
> question and exclamation marks -- I don't remember the input for  
> them), generally implemented as ligatures as the font metrics  
> level, into calls to the corresponding Unicode characters.
> The technical terminology above is probably erroneous, but I hope  
> you get the idea.

Thanks for the clarification!  I prefer your terminology to whatever  
the official one is anyway.  (BTW: I never would have got past stage  
one with fonts under LaTeX if it hadn't been for your painstakingly  
explicit instructions about what everything is for and where it  
should go...)

-- Rob Spence

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