[XeTeX] Hyphenation question

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Oct 17 00:05:20 CEST 2006

On 16 Oct 2006, at 8:41 pm, jropers at freesurf.fr wrote:

> Actually the problem seems to be somehow related to font selection.  
> Indeed, 'bare' Xelatex with standard font (no fancy otf font  
> selection) hyphenates correctly words with an apostrophe, whereas  
> when using an otf font(/fontspec), the text is not automatically  
> hyphenated, compilation yields overfull boxes unless hyphenation  
> points are manually inserted.

A guess (untested): this is because the tex-text font mapping is  
converting the ' in your text (apparently accepted for hyphenation  
with babel/francais) into U+2019 (Unicode closing single quote mark)  
which is not valid as a letter in a word to be hyphenated.

If so, it might be fixed by saying


at the beginning of your document.


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