[lltx] luaotfload update

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Thu Oct 6 10:19:57 CEST 2011

On Thu, Oct 06, 2011 at 10:09:24AM +0200, Paul Isambert wrote:
> Le 06/10/2011 10:04, Patrick Gundlach a écrit :
> >
> >>"process_input_buffer" is indeed a bad idea for such a replacement.
> >>But it can be done while processing a node list: replace sequences
> >>of nodes (e.g. two hyphen nodes) by something else (an en-dash).
> >>That's basically how contextual ligatures are implemented (and even
> >>simple ligatures when luaotfload is in "node" mode, if I remember
> >>correctly), so it's no big deal.
> >But then things like -{-} won't work as in TeX.
> >
> >...
> >
> >Oh, I just found out that they already don't work as in TeX, and I
> >guess it's on purpose.
> Taco once told me that this way of avoiding ligatures, advertised as
> a feature, was actually a nasty side effect and was removed on
> purpose.

Or rather an "accidental feature" :)


 Khaled Hosny

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