[luatex] fontspec prevents German hyphenation

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Mon Aug 2 02:04:38 CEST 2010

On 1 August 2010 Pablo Rodríguez wrote:

 > Hi there,
 > I have just realized that fontspec prevents a particular hyphenation in 
 > LuaLaTeX. Here you have the sample:
 > \documentclass{book}
 > \usepackage{fontspec}
 > \usepackage[german,spanish]{babel}
 > \newcommand{\getext}[1]{\foreignlanguage{german}{#1}}
 > \newcommand{\geit}[1]{\foreignlanguage{german}{\emph{#1}}}
 > \begin{document}
 > \showhyphens{documento (documento)}
 > \showhyphens{\emph{documento (documento)}}
 > \showhyphens{(\getext{Umwelterlebnis}) (\getext{Andenken})}
 > \showhyphens{(\geit{Umwelterlebnis}) (\geit{Andenken})}
 > \end{document}
 > The fourth pair won't be hyphenated if fontspec is loaded. I guess
 > this might be a bug.
 > BTW, for the German native speakers: isn't Andenken hyphenated as 
 > An-den-ken?

Yes.  I get the same result with and without fontspec

[][] \OT1/cmr/m/n/10 (Um-welt-er-leb-nis) (An-denken)

while with pdflatex (without fontspec) I get:

[] \OT1/cmr/m/n/10 ([]Um-welter-leb-nis[]) ([]An-den-ken[])

Please note that LuaTeX doesn't have hyphenation patterns except those
for English in the format file anymore.  Please check your log file.

So probably you are using English patterns.


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