[XeTeX] emdash and endash

Johann Spies johann.spies at alterit.co.za
Fri Feb 17 22:22:23 CET 2017

I suspect it was after the last update of texlive (now 2016.20170123-2)
on my Debian Testing system that it happened that

--- no longer compiles like \textemdash{}
-- no longer like \textendash{}

It stays as typed.

I do not want to go through all my files to change --- to \textemdash{}

Is there some setting that I can insert to force xelatex to compile it

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