[NTG-context] em-dash ligature is converted to en-dash in the generic fontloader

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Feb 25 15:55:16 CET 2019

Am Sat, 23 Feb 2019 17:11:12 +0100 schrieb Hans Hagen:

> because <disc -> followed by -- is pretty obscure ... a replace could be 
> seen as --- and when hyphenated as - -- and such ... it's about time 
> that texies start using the proper unicode symbols instead of these 
> funny ligatures

well the problem with the proper unicode symbols is that at first
they are not so easy to input (that could be handled by the editor)
and that they are not so visible. - - — look quite the same in my
editor, even more if the screen is not so large and when my eyes
tire. If -- wouldn't work I would resort to a command like \ndash
instead only to get a better visual clue what's in the document. 

But regardless from the input method. How can one enable a line
break after an em-dash when \automichyphenmode is 1?  The only way I
found is to explicitly insert a penalty:


dash---\penalty1 dash

dash—\penalty1 dash


Ulrike Fischer 

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