[XeTeX] emdash and endash

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 10:45:25 CET 2017

No, -- and --- are handled by tfm in traditional TeX, in XeTeX it is
handled by the teckit mapping. The keywords are either Mapping=tex-text or
Ligatures=TeX. I have not examined the packages in depth but it may be
added automaticaly. The mapping is defined in file
texmf-dist/fonts/misc/xetex/fontmapping/base/tex-text.map (*.map is
compiled to *.tec by teckit-compile).

Zdeněk Wagner

2017-02-18 10:23 GMT+01:00 David Carlisle <d.p.carlisle at gmail.com>:

> You could try updating (tuenc is 2017/01/24 v2.0c in the current
> release) but I don't think it's likely to be a macro issue ---
> ligatures are handled by tfm metrics or the tex-text mapping depending
> on the font type. Others on this list would be better able to suggest
> ways of debugging a failure for the tex-text mapping to kick in.
> David
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