[NTG-context] Getting a barred l for all the wrong reasons

Adam Lindsay atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Mon Mar 21 01:00:57 CET 2005

dw at trichotomic.net said this at Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:47:28 -0800:

>Greetings, hopefully this is a real quickie.
>I'm using XeConTeXt, regime UTF, language en, hoefler encoding uc & 
>receiving a barred l for any instance of this:

Hello David,

Although you can use the utf regime with XeConTeXt, you are often better
off not using it. (It depends on which 


Yeah, this was a thread on the XeTeX list. Apparently it's an Apple-
created ligature. I think it shows up with o-slash as well. Hoefler text,

workaround 1) use a different font. :P
workaround 2) insert something that would interrupt the ligature being
formed, like centripital\hbox{}/centrifugal

>Which makes it tough to have pairs like centripetal/centrifugal. :)

potential solution 3) use the much more ConTeXt-like code: centripetal|/

Hope one of those is of some help...

 Adam T. Lindsay, Computing Dept.     atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
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