[tex-hyphen] hyphenation with ligatures in input
jfkthame at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 16 00:11:27 CET 2014
On 15/1/14 20:00, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>> You should. Characters such as U+FB01 are deprecated and shouldn't be
>> used in text.
> /Characters/ ... : yes. But consider a Unicode-in/Unicode-out
> preprocessor; might it not generate ﬁ in the output stream,
> since it thinks it is generating glyphs,
A preprocessor generating such a "Unicode-out" stream would necessarily
be confused, because Unicode is not a glyph encoding, it's a character
If a preprocessor wants to generate a stream of glyphs rather than
characters, it needs to do so according to some glyph encoding standard
(which is usually font-specific), and this can no longer be expected to
work in conjunction with Unicode character-based hyphenation patterns.
> yet in a pipeline
> environment that output might get re-used as TeX input ...
> ** Phil.
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