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Re: sound change question

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Friday, July 25, 2003, 9:18
En réponse à Tristan McLeay :

>No, I meant plain mh or Mh. Using active characters or ligatures or >something.
Using active characters it's not unfeasible, but extremely difficult to do unless you're a TeX guru. Just check the source of the Babel package to understand what I mean (if your LaTeX distribution is well done, there should be a babel.dvi - or Babel.dvi - file somewhere in it containing the source with comments). As for ligatures, they are defined only at the level of the font source, so unless you create a special font containing unitary w+tilde and W+tilde characters, and define for that font a ligtable assigning the m+h and M+h sequences to those two characters, it's just impossible to do. And creating a special font for just one character is a bit overkill ;))) . In other words, going the macro way is the best and simplest way to do things, if you're not already happy with the results of \~w and \~W of course :) . Christophe Grandsire. You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.