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On Jun 20, 2011, at 5:08 PM, Uwe Lueck wrote:
> ... an idea deriving from discussions at the Munich TeX Stammtisch:
> LaTeX3 -- the future of LaTeX -- forever!
Okay, given that, what would be the ideal document preamble to make the transition from 2e to 3 easier?
I ask this 'cause after a lengthy set of discussions on the OS X TeX and texhax mailing lists I was able to help out a visually disabled user who was mystified by their underscores ``disappearing'' when using a screen reader (they were of course visible in the output, but since they were filled vector rectangles weren't read out) by having them add:
to their preamble, then getting the underscores into their .pdf by prefacing them w/ the \string command.
So I guess this has two questions:
1 - what is the optimal way to get non-standard characters like that into a text stream?
2 - would it be possible to create a suggested list of packages which will align insofar as is possible w/ how we envision LaTeX3's 2e compatibility mode, so as to ease the transition from 2e to 3?
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