[tex-hyphen] hyphenation with ligatures in input
arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Wed Jan 15 20:39:43 CET 2014
>> input shouldn't contain such ligatures and if it does, it might be with a purpose
> I cannot agree with the first part of that statement, although I do with
> the second.
You should. Characters such as U+FB01 are deprecated and shouldn't be
used in text.
> any character that is
> in the Unicode character set must be valid in an input document.
It is valid. It just doesn't mean what you think.
> It may well be that TeX-based engines that use Unicode will have
> to evolve further to handle the complexities that will undoubtedly
In many areas, yes. In this particular case though, users have to be
educated not to use the legacy ligatures from Unicode in their documents
-- and in many cases, programmers have to be educated to this effect,
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