[XeTeX] problems with fontspec and german sharp s ligature

François Charette firmicus at ankabut.net
Wed Apr 9 10:18:13 CEST 2008

Niels Provos a écrit :
>>  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.

Polyglossia indeed assumes that the input strings are UTF-8. It does not 
support shorthands.
This is a feature ;-)

There are many convenient input methods out there. Some editors can be 
customized to automatically substitute "s to ß, for instance.


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