[XeTeX] STFangsong punctuation kerning

Jjgod Jiang gzjjgod at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 15:32:33 CEST 2006

Hi Will,

2006/6/12, Will Robertson <wspr81 at gmail.com>:
> On 12/06/2006, at 22:43 , Jjgod Jiang wrote:
> > 2. prevent extra spaces between 2 lines in Chinese
> > (aka. insert % at the end of line), for example:
> >
> > ÖÐÎÄ
> > ²âÊÔ
> >
> > without a '%' after "ÎÄ"£¬there will be an extra space between ÎÄ
> > and ²â,
> > which is usually not we want when we prefered to break the lines
> > manually.
> Aren't spaces usually ignored for ideographic scripts?
> Perhaps it makes sense to declare
>    \endlinechar=-1
> which means that no space will be added at a line break.

Thanks for the tip, but I'm afraid end line character is still
needed for paragraph separation..

> > I decided to solve those problems in preprocessor way because inner
> > TeX solution (write a TeX macro package for that) will be ugly and
> > slow.
> Fair enough, but it's a pity that the font vendors can't sort these
> problems out. There is no fundamental problem with how XeTeX works
> that there should be issues with things like this.

Yes, I'm not blaming XeTeX, it's just the programming model of TeX
is not suitable for these works, IMHO.


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