[XeTeX] "new-babel", was: Ancient Greek hyphenation

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Mon Apr 23 20:22:36 CEST 2007

Am 23.04.2007 um 19:31 schrieb Will Robertson:

> Language-specific typography? Whoever wants it can write their own
> package :)

This is a must for at least two countries or regions (France and  
Germany, Austria, Switzerland have strict rules), and I think there  
are a few dozens more since long time written languages. For us  
"language support" does not stop at translation level. And since  
typography isn't an element of scholar education, I'd appreciate if  
"programmes" do automatically what I've never learned.

And I'd also appreciate when the language support would include "font  
switching." Fraktur fonts have two s forms – which one is to be used  
in which situation? I'd like to have a programme that corrects me  
here, or that disables ligatures when they're inadequate ...



A common mistake that people make when trying to design something  
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete  

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