[XeTeX] XeTeX and TeX documentation

Joshua Grauman jnfo at grauman.com
Thu Aug 10 21:46:28 CEST 2006

>> As a side note, I'd like to be able to change the hyphenation (correct
>> terminology?) for my document. I would like xetex to break up words
>> after
>> the maqqef and not just wrap by spaces. How would I go about this?
> One way to achieve this, noting that maqqef is Unicode character U
> +05BE, would be to make this an "active character" and program it to
> insert a discretionary break after itself. Something like this:
>   \catcode"05BE = \active
>   \def^^^^05be{\char"05BE\discretionary{}{}{}}
> (The use of uppercase "05BE" and lowercase "05be" here is deliberate
> and required!)
> HTH,
> JK

This code does not appear to work for either xetex or xelatex for me (Ie I 
don't think it changes the output at all)... Am I missing something?


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