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Re: [Groff] pdfmom warning: can't find special character `u0065_0304'

From: Dominic Jones
Subject: Re: [Groff] pdfmom warning: can't find special character `u0065_0304'
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:54:12 -0600

Dale Snell wrote:

> > Good morning,
> > 
> > I'm trying to insert an e with a macron (unicode u0113) in a document
> > using pdfmom.  I've tried several ways of representing the character
> > in addition to ''\[u0113]'', which gives me the message:
> > 
> >     warning: can't find special character `u0065_0304'
> Hello Dominic,
> This sounds like a font problem.  Vowels with a macron accent are
> not part of the stock fonts in groff.  Try using the URW fonts
> instead.  E.g., 
> instead of
> for Palatino.  I had a similar problem some time back, trying to
> output Japanese Romaji.  I wound up doing quite a bit of digging
> before I realized what was happening.  I wound up adding some
> .char requests to my local .tmac file.  E.g.,
> .char \[-a] \[u0061_0304]
> .char \[-e] \[u0065_0304]
> and so on for both lower- and upper-case characters.  So now, all
> I need to do is enter \[-o] in my running text to get an "ō"
> character.
> Anyway, I hope this helps.

Yes, that solved the issue -- thank you!

I had tried using the U-P font, but I set it at the command line via ''-f''.  I 
presume the fact that the document had ''.FAMILY P'' in it then proceeded to 
override the command line setting...

Dominic Jones <address@hidden>

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