[XeTeX] problems with fontspec and german sharp s ligature

Rembrandt Wolpert wolpert at uark.edu
Wed Apr 9 09:07:49 CEST 2008

On my Apple:

press option-key and s -> ß
         option-key and u followed by the letter you wish to "umlaut", i.e.
         option-key and u then a -> ä
         option-key and u then shift-a -> Ä

Experiment with option-key and letters, you will be surprised what there is
in your keyboard...

As ever,

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 5:05 AM, Niels Provos <provos at citi.umich.edu> wrote:

> 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,
>  Niels.
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