[XeTeX] Syriac kashideh OFF?

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Mon Mar 30 18:28:37 CEST 2009


Not too long ago, Jonathan posted some code for using "kasideh" with 
Persian and I was able to modify it to work for Syriac as well.

Can you (Jonathan or anyone else) tell me how I can make an exceptions 
list to add to this code? For example, I'd like to have the word "qolo" 
not use kashida, since lomad followed by a final alef shouldn't stretch. 
I tried to insert \mbox{} but it still uses the tatwil and stretches or 
else it prevents the right ligature from being used. Maybe there's some 
other way? Or somehow make a macro/command for exceptions?

I've attached images of the desideratum and non-placet (i.e., what I 
want to see and what I don't like).

Any help is appreciated.

United in adoration of Jesus, 

fr. michael gilmary, mma

Most Holy Trinity Monastery
67 Dugway Road
Petersham, MA 01366-9725

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