[XeTeX] problems with fontspec and german sharp s ligature

Niels Provos provos at citi.umich.edu
Wed Apr 9 05:05:47 CEST 2008

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 12:00 AM, Yves Codet <ycodet at club-internet.fr> wrote:
>  Being no expert I couldn't say where your problem comes from but it

Yes, you are right.   Removing the input encoding worked nicely.

>  In Unicode you can write ß directly.

Only if you have a keyboard with an ß character.  On a US keyboard, I
will have to live with "s.

>  Maybe the following would be even better, since François created a
>  replacement of Babel, Polyglossia which especially meant for XeTeX:

I tried Polyglossia, but unfortunately, it no longer recognizes my umlauts:

   "a is converted into ''a instead of ä

etc.   However, babel seems to work fine, even if some of the
hyphenations look incorrect.

Thank you for your help,


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