On Sun, Jul 23, 2006 at 07:36:22PM EDT, A.J.Mechelynck wrote: [...] > and what is 'textwidth' set to? (Mentioning 'textmode' was a typo on my > part.) > textwidth=80 Last set from modeline > > > >Interestingly with the cursor in a LaTeX window ":set verbose > >formatoptions" does not tell me where the formatoptions are set.. and I > >also get a verbose=0 and no clue as to where they are set.
.. messed up.. command history tells me I was issuing a: :set verbose formatoptions? (as mentioned above..) instead of the requested: :verbose set formatoptions? > > To know where options are set, you need 'verbose' >= 1, which can be > done temporarily by prefixing a command with ":verbose". If ":verbose > set textwidth?" doesn't tell you where 'textwidth' was set, then either > you set it manually or it was left at its default. > .. yet another useful Vim option that I need to memorize.. > > > >But what's a lot more interesting - to me at least - is that I am now > >unable to reproduce the problem. But then, please keep in mind that I > >was struggling with Vim keymaps (that wasn't too hard) but also > >non-ASCII rendering in LaTeX.. (and that was an absolute b*tch..) at the > >time.. so serendipity allowing - and my ingenuity.. while I was going > >through this lenghty trial and error process.. I may have done some very > >strange things that I do not remember and that I do not remember. > > > >So I think I have already used up enough of your time for what is > >either some subtle - or not so subtle - "feature" of the Vim/LaTeX > >add-on stuff and should just keep an eye open for possible > >reoccurrences. If I find something useful, I will update the thread.. > >or start a new one.. maybe to find out that this was a known bug > >with this older release and has long since been fixed. > > > >:-( > > Well, if the problem has spontaneouly disappeared, then so much the > better. If it ever reappears, maybe you'll be better armed to track it down. I suspect that something else that I did set textwidth to zero.. or did away with wrap mode.. Since I was doing some copying/pasting via gnu/screen I would suspect I did a ":set paste" at one point and didn't notice that the "INSERT" at the bottom of the screen was saying "-- INSERT (lang) (paste) --" instead of just "-- INSERT (lang) --" .. By then I was getting really frustrated with LaTeX's lack of short howto type of docs - especially regarding language packages.. so I may very well have missed that. I have a feeling it was just a user error and won't occur again.. and if it does I'll be better equipped .. and in a more relaxed mood.. so I should be able to address it. > > [...] > >>If your other applications don't support UTF-8 you will have to do > >>without the OE and oe digraphs. > >> > >Avoid words such as "coeur".. "boeuf".. etc. Rather amazing that the > >French who are so picky about anything that concerns their language > >never came up with a codepage.. or whatever it's called that features > >this particular character. > > [..] > In HTML you can use Œ and œ -- and, with newer browsers, > also Œ and œ . I don't know if TeX can do the equivalent > (print characters not found in the current charset) or how. > I saw in passing that there are indeed symbolics that you can use in LaTeX to request a character that's missing from the ASCII charset.. > Otherwise, if the digraphs are not available, you can write them as two > letters (as you did above). > > > Best regards, > Tony. Thanks cga