[NTG-context] XeTeX "hangs"

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sat May 27 14:36:26 CEST 2006

Otared Kavian wrote:
> As told above, ConTeXt is called from within TeXShop, but doing
> texexec eth-hans-2.tex --pdf
> in a Terminal window gives the same result (I apologize for not being 
> still up dto date with texmfstart... :-) )
> I wanted to let you know that I am gathering a number of issues or 
> ConTeXt things which do not work properly when ConTeXt is used 
> together with XeTeX. Should I send them directly to you and Taco or 
> post each problem separately on the list?
ok, what you see happen in 'non xetex context' is ok,

\catcode`ð=\active \defð{^^F0}

will fail because pdftex is *not* utf and only sees 8 bit characters, so 
you can only set the catcodes 0-255

\catcode `<number>=<number>

and in your case `Ã will become a number ° but ° not

\catcodeð=\active \defð{^^F0}

could work (watch out: no `) but again, \catcode<16 bit number> is not 
accepted by regular 8 bit tex

so, a the moment, what you observe is ok; at the end of this year, in a 
32 bit pdftex, things may work different



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