After I updated my TL2016 (Windows) environment (10 minutes ago) compiling documents containing for example \d{e} or \d e throws an error message. The following MWE should demonstrate this:





\chapter{How to place a dot below for example: e?}

\d e

The command throws the error messages:\\
Extra \textbackslash{}else. \textbackslash{}d e\\
Extra \textbackslash{}fi. \textbackslash{}d e

  • yes I've just seen it. Thanks a lot for the workaround and the hint regarding the edit
    – lAtExFaN
    Feb 22, 2017 at 21:02
  • Update will have to be tomorrow now, I need to decide what to do about tex.stackexchange.com/a/355251/1090 Feb 22, 2017 at 23:18
  • @Mico: I don't understand the sense behind the bounty - what else do you expect? Or has it something to do with your question (linked in david's comment)?
    – lAtExFaN
    Feb 25, 2017 at 19:29
  • @1AtExFaN - The stated purpose, or "sense", of the bounty is "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty."
    – Mico
    Feb 25, 2017 at 19:51
  • @Mico: ah, that obviously makes sense
    – lAtExFaN
    Feb 25, 2017 at 19:54

2 Answers 2


Line 84 of latex/base/tuenc.def is


Please edit to say


I'll get an update to the release this evening, sorry.


I just updated my TL2016 installation today and recompiled the above MWE: The error has gone.

The error was caused by a bug in the latex-base package and has been fixed in the 2017/01/01 PL 3 Release (published 2017/02/22)

Details see changelog: http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/base/changes.txt

  • sorry about that:-) Feb 25, 2017 at 19:20
  • 1
    Sorry? No man, thank you very much for the fast solution!
    – lAtExFaN
    Feb 25, 2017 at 19:25

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