[NTG-context] \math or $ doesn't work.

John Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Tue Jun 2 21:08:46 CEST 2015


On Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:30:04 +0200
Pablo Rodriguez <oinos at gmx.es> wrote:

> On 06/02/2015 05:54 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Jun 2015 11:45:35 -0400
> > John Culleton wrote:
> > 
> >> I want to insert the string 8 1/2 x 11 in my
> >> text. Here is my test file:
> >> ----------------------------
> >> \starttext
> >> \math{8^1_2} × 11 inch, 
> >> \stoptext
> >> ----------------------------
> >> I am using texlive 2014 mkiv.
> 
> Hi John,
> 
> me too (current version: 2014.05.21 22:04 ;-))
> and both samples (above and below) compile fine.
> 
> > I also tried this:
> > -----------------------
> > \starttext
> > 8 1/2 × 11 inch, 
> > \stoptext
> > ---------------------
> > The error message is the same:
> > -------------------------------
> > system          > tex > error on line 2 in
> > file /usr/local/active/hall/ftp/test.tex:
> > String contains an invalid utf-8 sequence ...
> 
> Are you sure that character encoding in your
> file is utf8?
> 
> I can cause this error message, but only after
> replacing character encoding in file with ISO
> 8859-15.
> 
> BTW, your file is in /usr/local. I thought that
> in Unix there was no place like /home :-).
> 
> I hope it helps,
> 
> 
> Pablo

We are on the home stretch now. I added
\enableregime  [utf-8] 
as the first line of my
master file. Theoretically I don't need this for a
MKIV run but so much for theory.

 Everything works. But there is
something wrong with my math code. There is no
horizontal bar between the 1 and the 2.  I guess
I will study "The TEXbook" some more.

Just FYI, I keep personal stuff and also my
political articles in /home/safe but my
typesetting and index work goes in subdirectories
of:
/usr/local/active/
one for each project.

Thanks for your prompt and useful reply!
-- 
John Culleton
Wexford Press
Book layout, typesetting and Indexing
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