[NTG-context] Semi-verbatim

John R. Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Mar 25 23:20:11 CEST 2007

I have a situation where I wish to import a file and have the line 
endings and the spaces honored as in \typefile. But I want any font 
changes (e.g. \it) honored as well. I tried the plain TeX commands 
\obeylines and \obeyspaces. The line endings and typeface changes 
were honored but the spaces were not.  

Is there a convenient way to do this? I can preprocess the file 
through e.g. sed to patch in \crlf and hard spaces but this seems a 
bit clumsy. 

BTW this is text in columns. The length of every line is limited to 45 
John Culleton
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