[XeTeX] Syriac abbreviations, and issues with polyglossia, fontspec and bidi

Philiрp Rеichmuth phil.ipp.reich.muth at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 11:59:07 CET 2009

Am Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:11:38 -0500 schrieb Fr. Michael Gilmary:
>> But there would remain issues of how this box joins/overlaps the
>> early part of the word, and what about linebreaks or hyphenation ?
>> (And the discretionaries and diacritics, as you say.)
> AFAIK, there are no hyphenations in Syriac (like Arabic). At least that 
> shouldn't be a concern.

Actually in the Arabic script hyphenation is sometimes used. I rarely have
to typeset that sort of thing, but if I do, I normally just hardcode it. 

I wouldn't worry too much about Syrica abbreviations being hyphenated,


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