[XeTeX] Hyphenation around "ß"

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Feb 17 17:24:42 CET 2014

Am Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:16:27 +0200 schrieb Tobias Schoel:

> Then maybe, latex.ltx should be changed? Why is LaTeX fussing around in 
> clearly engine-specific terrain?

LaTeX was written at a time when there didn't exist unicode-aware
engines. And LaTeX can't avoid to set lccodes: Someone has to
provide defaults. 

> Or if it assumes TeX by default, it should provide a hook for
> other engines.

LaTeX does provide this hook in the form of the file hyphen.cfg:
every engine can provide its own hyphen.cfg (or hyphen.cfg can make
tests for engines). 

Ulrike Fischer 

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