e3 is now interpreted as 3.
\~X is added for .
Ethiopic numbers are now prefixed by ` rather than \ .
SERA escapes are recognized only in Ethiopic text zones except for \ , \\ , and \~lang which should be detected by SERA lexers that also lex non-Ethiopic text.
Except for the bilingual escape, all escapes MUST be terminated by white space (" " \n \r \t etc.) or the start of another escape (ala TEX).
Escapes to set document defaults are:
\~`: Use : for Ge'ez Wordspace `: (The Default if Unspecified) \~-: Use : for Ge'ez Colon -: \~? Use ? for Ge'ez Stylized Question Mark (The Default) Use `? for Ge'ez 3-Dot Question Mark (The Default) \~`| Use ? for Ge'ez 3-Dot Question Mark Use `? for Ge'ez Stylized Question MarkThe Verbatim Mode escape, \! , is now given by \~! .
Primary and Secondary Languages may set by:
which sets the interpretation for an unadorned bilingual escape \ .
languageSecondary are ISO 639
character language names (i.e. \~amh~eng for Amharic and English).
\~amh~engthis is amharic (Set Primary/Secondary)
\~tirthis is tigrigna (New Third Language)
\this is amharic (Return To Primary)
\this is english (Secondary)
\~ar~gzthis is arabic (Reset Primary/Secondary)
\this is ge'ez (Secondary)