[XeTeX] Hyphenation of "--" with tex-text mapping on

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Nov 4 18:51:35 CET 2005

Am 04.11.2005 um 15:44 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> Is this normal TeX behaviour, or a feature of the font mapping in 
> TECkit?

Allô Bruno!

C'est normal maintenant.

I've checked it in a document which I can LaTeX (pdfeTeX, Version 
3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5), LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>, Babel <v3.8d>) 
as article, report, proc(eeding), book by changing one variable. In a 
column with many hyphenated words I put '--' where they were hyphenated 
-- and nothing changed! Honestly, I think that's correct and a bargain 
in German, if it wasn't working the same way before. The behaviour of 
XeTeX with an Unicode endash seems to be incorrect to me. When 
hyphenated here it should become a hyphen ...

Could you consider NON-BREAKING HYPHEN at U+2011?



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