[XeTeX] Whitespace in input

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 18:52:28 CET 2011

2011/11/19 Pander <pander at users.sourceforge.net>:
> On 2011-11-19 14:25, Keith J. Schultz wrote:
> Perhaps this can be of use:
>  https://github.com/wspr/fontspec/issues/121
As Khaled wrote, it belongs to the engine. ZWJ and ZWNJ are used in
Indic scripts and they work fine since I started to use XeTeX in 2008.

>> Am 19.11.2011 um 13:51 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:
>>> 2011/11/19 Keith J. Schultz <keithjschultz at web.de
>>> <mailto:keithjschultz at web.de>>:
>>>>        As for getting junk when copying unicode, just copy between to
>>>> text using different fonts, where one font does
>>>>        not contain the glyph.
>>> When performing copy&paste or text search in PDF, I am not interested
>>> in glyphs but in characters. I do not care what glyphs will be
>>> displayed. If I copy the text to OpenOffice, I can change the font
>>> later and if the codepoints were transferred correctly, I will see the
>> As you say if transferred correctly!
>>> text (it was true even with OpenOffice 1.x, I tried many years ago).
>>> If I copy the text to gedit, ontconfig will automatically find a font
>>> for displaying the characters not present in the current font. I still
>>> have to read the fontconfig manual in order to find how to configure
>>> its searching algorithm. Arabic fonts may be a problem especially if
>>> you wish to use Arabic, Persian and Urdu. Now I know that I have to
>>> force fontonfic to select automatically SIL Scheherezade because it
>>> contains all characters. I can thus use both U+0643 and U+06A. When
>>> writing Akbar, I can write it both in Arabic and in Urdu/Farsi
>> [snip, snip]
>>>>       The only advise I can give is choose your tools wisely.
>> regards
>> Keith.
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Zdeněk Wagner

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