[XeTeX] Hyphenation around „ß“

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Jan 28 09:44:39 CET 2014

Am Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:18:48 +0200 schrieb Tobias Schoel:

> Am 27.01.2014 12:23, schrieb Jonathan Kew:
>> Its \uccode is debatable; it should probably also be 223, as ß is
>> normally treated as non-uppercaseable (or as uppercasing to "SS", which
>> can't be done via \uccode), but another option would be 0x1E9E, for the
>> (relatively recently-encoded) Unicode letter U+1E9E LATIN CAPITAL LETTER
> If "SS" and "SZ" are not possible, then Capital Sharp S should be used. 
> Lowercase Sharp S in All-Uppercase text always looks ridiculous. It 
> seems, as if one cannot handle it correctly, which is strange nowadays.

"Old" T1-encoded fonts for pdflatex does handle it correctly: They
have normaly a "SS"-glyph at position 223 which used for

In xetex it should be easy to set the uppercase code of ß to LATIN
CAPITAL LETTER SHARP S (U+1E9E) and then to map this (if wanted e.g.
if the font doesn't have U+1E9E)  to SS. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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