[NTG-context] disabling ligatures in selected words

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Fri Oct 23 20:57:19 CEST 2015


On Fri, 23 Oct 2015, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:

> Hi,
>
> in German typography, ligatures are disabled at boundaries between what used 
> to be independent words (Wortfugen). Thusly, in a correct German text, you'd 
> find
>
> Anflug (with fl-ligature) but
>
> Auf| lage (without ligature).
>
> I know that I can prevent a ligature with something like Auf\/lage or even 
> Auf|*|lage. However, I typeset from xml and would much rather have a general 
> solution so I can leave my generated xml files alone. Something like a list 
> where I could list "ligature exceptions" the way we have a file with 
> hyphenation exceptions. Is anything like this possible?

This has been asked on tex stackexchange. One option is to use the 
translate module:

http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/37465/323
http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/28746/323

Aditya


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