june, 23, 2003 archives

fun with texinfo

here's a fun note that may help someone else pulling their hair out trying to get texinfo's texi2dvi to handle input that uses sequences like @^i to generate the letter 'i' with a circumflex ('î'). if you get errors like this:

! Missing $ inserted.
<inserted text> 
<to be read again>
l.1234 this '@^
            i' has a funny hat.
it means that you forgot \input texinfo in the first line of your texinfo file.

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