[XeTeX] Hyphenation around „ß“

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Jan 13 13:15:44 CET 2014

Jonathan Kew wrote:

> So IIRC, the alternative version works by setting the word into a
> zero-width \vbox, and then extracting the resulting word fragments from
> the list of (all overfull) lines in the paragraph and assembling them
> into a line for display. Of course this could all be written from
> scratch using tex primitives, but at the time it seemed easier to make
> use of some higher-level tools.

OK, I like low-level TeX coding; I will attempt to replicate
its functionality for Plain XeTeX users when I have a moment
or two ...

>> And why does Jonathan's example
>> use the reformed orthopgraphy patterns when we are trying
>> to hyphenate words with eszet ?
> It doesn't matter; I was just aiming to show that ß does not prevent
> xetex correctly finding a hyphenation point that's specified by the
> patterns in use.

I followed that up in a later message, as "wußte" does not
appear in my 1999 reformed orthography unabridged German

** Phil.

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