CTAN has a new package: DeLig

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu Mar 13 10:08:55 CET 2008

The package below has been installed on tug.ctan.org and should soon be
at your local mirror.

Thank you again,
Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College


The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:

Name of contribution: DeLig
Author's name: Daniel Warner
Location on CTAN:  /support/delig
Summary description: DeLig disables misplaced ligatures in LaTeX documents
License type: gpl

Announcement text: 
DeLig disables misplaced ligatures in LaTeX documents
using a dictionary approach.

In general LaTeX always uses ligatures for the letter combinations 
"ff", "fi", "fl", "ffi" and "ffl".

This is not always correct in the German language, e.g. the word "Auflage" 
may not be printed with an "fl"-ligature, that is, the "fl"-ligature in 
"Auflage" must be disabled.

This may be accomplished by using the babel-package and the two symbols 
|": Auf"lage.

The Java program DeLig does this job automatically for you, using a 
ligature word list. Please note that DeLig is only as good as the ligature 
word list file DeLig.list it relies on.

This version is intended for German language texts only. DeLig is 
partially based on the Perl script rmligs by Björn Jacke, in particular 
the wordlist data is based on his igerman98 dictionary.

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

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