[NTG-context] Surprising changes in vers. 2012.01.11

Alan Braslau alan.braslau at cea.fr
Wed Jan 11 17:33:11 CET 2012


On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 05:24:51PM +0100, Alan Braslau wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 04:23:28PM +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
> > 
> > indeed, and it's a bonus that ~ == nobreakspace (although I can imagine 
> > that we'd get rid of it) but defining other macros in terms of active 
> > characters is a bad idea
> > 
> > (in fact one can use the unicode nbsp character)
> > 
> 
> I have always liked this TeX active character (~).
> 
> As information for users of X11:
> setxkbmap -option nbsp:level2
> (and the equivalent in "xorg.conf" or "etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-init.fdi")
> gives nbsp as shift+space.
> 
> On the subject of unicode characters,
> I just discovered the ":dig" command (diagraphs)
> under my favorite editor "vim"!

Follow-up:

:se list lcs=nbsp:~

makes me feel right at home with my traditional TeX usage...

Alan


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