My setup: web2cTeX (TeX Live).
\xordcode"27="0D \tt ' \bye
and compile it with:
tex -ini -enc '\input plain \dump' # we need this for \xordcode to work tex -fmt plain xyz.tex
I need to get ' here, but TeX produces empty result, because \xordcode makes TeX consider ' ("27) as ^M ("0D).
So, is there a way to change default \xordcode behavior so that it would only determine which character to take from corresponding font while actual typesetting, and not to try to influence other things?
Ideally, what I'm trying to acheive (in PlainTeX), is to produce \char"12 when I type ` (\char"60), and to produce \char"0D when I type ' (\char"27). If used with \tt, they will give proper ` and ', which I need, instead of default ‘ and ’.