[tex-hyphen] problems with sanskrit patterns and xetex?
arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Tue Jun 9 18:41:43 CEST 2009
> Just for the record: The reason they caused a problem is that their Unicode
> category is "symbol" rather than "letter", and therefore the
> (auto-generated) file unicode-letters.tex that sets up \catcode and (more
> significantly, here) \lccode values for all the "letters" in Unicode does
> not include these characters.
OK, thanks for the explanation. Note that in any case they would have
caused problems for hypothetical users of LuaLaTeX.
> In general, if for some reason you want to include characters whose Unicode
> category is not Letter (or Combining Mark) in \patterns, you'll need to
> explicitly set their \lccode first.
Thanks, I'll check next time.
> I don't suppose there will be many cases where people want to include
> "symbol" characters in hyphenation patterns, but there may be occasional
> instances -- such as this.
I'm not sure why they're included in the Sanskrit patterns either, but
I trust Yves on this.
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