[NTG-context] new for french users

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Aug 19 01:54:54 CEST 2005


There are a couple of new features in the next version of pdftex. One of 
them is the ability to automatically add a kern before punctuation, 
which is important for french. So ... we can get rid of active : ; ! and 
? characters which is a good thing.

I'll upload a version that supports this. The handling is called 
prespacing and the values are experimental. A test could look like:

\definefont[whatever][myfont sa 1]
\setupalign[spacing] % nospacing

\whatever look at this: we now have a proper spacing feature and, hurray,
get rid of active punctuation!

but for document wide behaviour one should apply handling at the 
typeface level.

You can turn it on/off with the setupalign command (or the align=... k/v 
in other commands)

A windows test binary can be found at:


just move the exe and pool file to the right place and make a format.


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