[tex-hyphen] hyphenation with ligatures in input

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Wed Jan 15 22:05:18 CET 2014

Am 15.01.2014 21:42, schrieb Arthur Reutenauer:
>>                                     So, fi doesn't match any patterns,
>> but is there to satisfy \lefthyphenmin=1, and that's sufficient in this
>> case.  Thanks all!
>   I'm glad that satisfies you.

Not me, but LuaTeX.

My reply to Mojca got grey-listed.  I'm neither advocating using
ligature characters in input nor in patterns.  I just wanted to know how
LuaTeX handles those characters.

>  Now, do you understand that
>   1. It is a coincidence (a pretty common one, but a coincidence nonetheless)
>   2. The ligature characters should not be used at all in new documents
>   ?

I never complained about LuaTeX's not being able to hyphenate correctly
in presence of ligature characters.  Rather I wanted to get an idea
whether and how I should handle those characters when manipulating node
lists myself, but couldn't make head nor tail of LuaTeX's output.  Now I
know it's not worth caring about those characters.  Thanks again!

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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