[Dev-luatex] A few newbie questions

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Thu Jan 29 11:20:46 CET 2009

Taco Hoekwater <taco at elvenkind.com> writes:

> * Additional hyphenations (in typewriter text).
>   These were added because luatex is willing to hyphenate words that
>   start with a non-letter: luatex just starts the word at the first
>   thing that is a letter. An argument can be made for maintaining
>   compatibility, but currenty we do not intent to make that change
>   as the new behaviour is desired much more often. (the same can be
>   said for hyphenating the first word in a paragraph, but that case
>   never arises in the texbook)

Do you have an example where the new behavior would be desired?

> * Extra or slightly different ligatures.
>   These are caused by stuff like the self{}ful example above, and this
>   incompatibity will definately remain. TeX's exact behaviour was an
>   implementation artifact that is pretty hard to mimic, and any attempt
>   to do so would lead to extremely ugly code.

Ugly code and ugly/inconsistent results.

David Kastrup

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