[XeTeX] ligatures in (plain) XeTeX

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Nov 20 17:30:36 CET 2010

Am 20.11.2010 um 12:07 schrieb Jean-Claude Raoult:

> I am not fond of diving into metafont.

John already mentioned that some automatic ligatures are activated by  
using the tex-text mapping when loading the font. The fonts XeTeX uses  
are better not METAFONT based! These simple fonts have no features and  
tables and no Unicode encoding. XeTeX needs OpenType or TrueType fonts.

In TeXShop you can't use the pdfTeX engine. TeXShop comes with XeTeX  
(or LuaTeX) based engines in /Applications/TeX/TeXShop.app/Contents/ 
Resources/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive or ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines. The  
ENGINE files in this personal directory take precedence over the  
original ENGINE shell scripts from inside the TeXShop application  
bundle. And it's documented.


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