[XeTeX] Interaction of Mapping and hyphenation

Yannis Haralambous yannis1962 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 08:46:57 CET 2021

I had the following idea:

U+0643 is a kaf, U+200D is a zero-width joiner

if I send, by a mapping, 

U+0643 U+0643 > U+0643 U+200D U+200D U+0643

i.e., if I artificially introduce two zero-width joiners between kaf and kaf

and then if I write a hyphenation pattern


it should, at least theoretically, hyphenate between the zero-width joiners and
I would get ^^^^0643^^^^200d- on the upper line
and ^^^^200d^^^^0643 on the lower line, and that would solve the Uyghur problem.

Only I tried it and it doesn't work.

Is the mapping not applied before hyphenation?

Thanks for telling me what is going on



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