[NTG-context] Re: extended ascii characters

Adam Lindsay ntg-context@ntg.nl
Sat, 3 Jan 2004 17:32:13 +0000


"Extended ASCII" is relatively uninformative without some information on
which encoding you're actually using (ASCII is normative from 0-127).
I'll guess you mean '=A7' (Section mark), which, judging from regi-win and
regi-il1, is my guess for the character you mean. (On the mac, it's '=DF'
or the eszett, which is less likely judging from your email address.)

ConTeXt makes this easy: just use the macro \sectionmark .

If the original document uses an "extended ascii" encoding for characters
like this, you might find it easier to use this at the beginning of your
\enableregime[il1]  %    ...or...
\enableregime[windows] % as appropriate.

Patrick is very right, and alludes to a (potentially) confusing topic,
with font encodings and input regimes. They're actually a very nice,
powerful aspect of ConTeXt, where you enter text using your most familiar
method, and don't have to worry where each glyph is located on a day-to-
day basis.

Hope that's some help...
Gon=E7alo Morais said this at Sat, 3 Jan 2004 11:59:21 +0000:

>Thanks for your help... 
>I am aware of \char167 isntruction but in the next example nothing seems =
>Pawel Jackowski na Onet writes: 
>> Hi all! 
>>> I would like to know how I may use extended ascii characters in context,
>> for
>>> example character number 167.
>> I'm sure Hans has made a lot of extensions for ,,strange'' character
>> support. But also plain TeX offers \char167 instruction, which returns
>> character 167 according to given font encoding. Is that what You looking
>> for=3F 
>> Regards, Pawe/l 
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