[XeTeX] Strange hyphenation with polyglossia in French

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Oct 17 23:42:41 CEST 2010

Arthur Reutenauer wrote:

>> On the other hand, why not do it right? "0027 is some ASCII single-high-vertical-short-line which was used in the middle-ages of text input to mean apostrophe, single quotation mark, prime, etc. Now that we have gone way past the french revolution (pun intended), why not enter those characters as they deserve? I find myself not using tex-text.map anymore, since terminals and editors can properly display all those nice glyphs directly.
>    But the overwhelming majority of users still type in the ASCII quote
> sign and this situation has to be taken in account -- at least by Mojca
> and me who maintain the hyphenation patterns.  A change that would break
> the setup of almost all users is not acceptable.

and (if I may add my 0,02 EUR), terminals and editors being able to properly
display all those nice glyphs directly isn't the slightest use to most of
us until "all those nice glyphs" appear as standard on the keyboard that
comes with one's PC !

Philip Taylor

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