[XeTeX] Sanskrit hyphenation

Yves Codet ycodet at club-internet.fr
Sun Apr 3 17:53:17 CEST 2005

Le 2 avr. 05, à 21:48, Jonathan Kew a écrit :

> Actually, Exercise 14.15 in The TeXbook offers a workaround for this 
> situation:
> <quote>
> the remedy is to insert ‘{\parfillskip=0pt\par\parskip=0pt\noindent}’ 
> in random places, after each 50 lines or so of text. (Every space 
> between words is usually a feasible breakpoint, when you get 
> sufficiently far from the beginning of a paragraph.)
> </quote>

Thanks for this. Now I only have to discover how to say in XSL: "write 
{\parfillskip=0pt\par\parskip=0pt\noindent} in the first blank space 
following the 1000th character after a <p> unless there is a </p> in 
the chain" :-) I guess it would be easier by hand.

The following question is perhaps not quite off-topic. I'm trying to 
check Sanskrit hyphenation in Malayalam script and I have a small 
difficulty with two-part vowels (Unicode Standard, ch. 9, p. 239). In 
TextEdit (even if I select all ligatures) or TeXShop, MA + OO, for 
instance, is displayed like this:
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But in XeTeX's output, with the Fontspec command:


I get the right display:
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Is this a limitation of text editors? Of course it would be more 
pleasant to have a script displayed normally in text editors too.

Kind regards,


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