doc suggestion, was: [XeTeX] beginners trouble

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Nov 14 01:21:51 CET 2005

Am 13.11.2005 um 23:13 schrieb Jonathan Kew:

> I'm not sure what "| means in the German package (is this a Babel  
> option?), but it very likely expands to something like \kern0pt, in  
> which case it should also work in XeTeX. But if it's part of a package  
> that sets up lots of other font-related stuff, that might be a  
> problem..... someone more knowledgeable about LaTeX matters would need  
> to clarify this.

It comes from stone-old german.sty! I think it's this definition:

\def at dqmacro{|}{\penalty\@M\discretionary{-}{}{\kern.03em}\allowhyphens} 

Luckily german.sty and "| work in XeLaTeX ... (but I'm still waiting  
for a visible failure)



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