[XeTeX] Follow-up to previous mail about hyphenation

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 12:30:58 CET 2021

On 25/03/2021 11:24, Yannis Haralambous wrote:
> Well if the text width is 0pt it will only break once, no?

Normally, I'd expect a break at every opportunity if the width is 0pt.

In plain (xe)tex,

   \hsize 0pt
   \noindent \hskip 0pt supercalifragilisticexpialidocious \par

gives me essentially one syllable per line.

But in the Arabic-script Amiri example this doesn't work for me. I 
suspect this is a bug in xetex.

> I begin to believe that in plain TeX ^^^^200d is treated just like any 
> other character,
> so the problem lies not in XeTeX, but in polyglossia+fontspec somewhere 
> there is some
> special treatment of ^^^^200d so that my LaTeX code doesn't work.
> I have opened an issue on the polyglossia github…
>> Le 25 mars 2021 à 12:18, Bruno Le Floch <blflatex at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:blflatex at gmail.com>> a écrit :
>> Pushing some more in this direction, my code below (with 
>> Amiri-Regular.ttf being
>> in the same directory) hyphenates the second and third "blabla" 
>> (consistent with
>> Yannis' reminder that the first word is not hyphenated) but only 
>> hyphenates in a
>> single place (the first one) in the sequence of ^^^^xyzt afterwards.
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