[XeTeX] Long dash "--" in Latex

Musa Furber musaf at runbox.com
Fri Jul 2 11:55:11 CEST 2004

On 2 Jul 2004, at 10:30, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 2 juil. 04, à 03:56, Musa Furber a écrit :
>> It seems beneficial to provide some sort of compatibility for some of 
>> the more common LaTeX ligatures, such as `, ``, ', '', -, --, and 
>> ---.
> But then you would also have to provide compatibility for accents like 
> \'e = é, and quotes ` = ‘, ' = ’, etc., and \S = §, and probably many 
> more like these, and it would end up like reinventing the wheel, isn't 
> it?

Given my lack of knowledge and experience, I realize that my comments 
must be severely discounted.


The ligatures I mentioned almost always have glyphs defined in the 
fonts XeTeX will be using.

I wrote "more common" to remove the stranger things, even though this 
removes things like the strange glyphs I use for transliterating 

Perhaps it is a matter of just hooking the spokes up to the wheel, or 
at least the more obvious spokes.


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