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

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Nov 24 15:37:39 CET 2005

On Nov 24, 2005, at 7:29 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> A late follow-up to this thread: I've just realized that, in LaTeX  
> 2e, the recommended way of entering en- and em-dashes is through  
> the commands \textendash and \textemdash. That solves the above  
> problem (like the \Dash macro you used with plain TeX, I guess).
> Another advantage: if an en-dash is entered in this way in a  
> section title, and the hyperref package is used to create  
> bookmarks, then the en-dash will appear as en-dash in the  
> bookmarks; otherwise, if entered as a ligature --, then it would  
> show up as -- in the bookmarks. That's what happens with the  
> xunicode.sty package loaded, anyway. And no need, in this way, to  
> use the low-level hyperref command \texorpdfstring, which is the  
> solution I was contemplating.
> Bruno Voisin


Add the lines


to your CommandCompletion.txt file and you need only press the Escape  
key after entering the -- or --- to get the correct dash. A second  
press of Escape gives the dash with the forced space (there should be  
a space after final \).

I'm so used to using -- and --- that this is the best way for me to  
``fix'' it up.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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