[XeTeX] Color Hebrew Vowel Points

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jul 25 09:48:32 CEST 2007

On 25 Jul 2007, at 8:30 am, John Was wrote:

> If \phantom works as normal in XeTeX I would simply include the  
> long o vowel
> in the black text and surround it with \phantom{} so that the two  
> boxes
> remain of equal width.

\phantom should work in xetex, but this unlikely to have the desired  
effect because it will break up the text run. Therefore, the  
contextual processing of the characters will be interrupted, and  
again, the results are likely to differ.

You could do this if it were merely a case of a character that has  
some fixed width, but I think the actual behavior is more complex;  
it's the specific lamed+dot combination that matters.

It would still be possible to get the right visual results, using  
more hackery (e.g., set lamed+dot into a temporary box, measure the  
width, and then explicitly set lamed+\hfil to the same width), but  
that's getting pretty cumbersome.


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