[NTG-context] disabling ligatures in selected words

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 21:09:24 CEST 2015


> Aditya Mahajan <mailto:adityam at umich.edu>
> 23. Oktober 2015 um 20:57
> On Fri, 23 Oct 2015, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
>
>
> 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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> Thomas A. Schmitz <mailto:thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de>
> 23. Oktober 2015 um 20:51
> 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?
Take a look at the new replacement mechanism (lang-rep.mkiv):

- http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2015/083044.html
- http://www.ntg.nl/pipermail/ntg-context/2015/083034.html

Wolfgang
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