New on CTAN: selnolig

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Tue May 28 00:38:04 CEST 2013

Mico Loretan submitted the



Summary description: Selective suppression of typographic ligatures for English and German texts
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor: 

The selnolig package suppresses typographic ligatures selectively, i.e., based 
on predefined search patterns. The search patterns focus on ligatures deemed 
inappropriate because they span morpheme boundaries. For example, the word 
\opt{shelfful}, which is mentioned in the TeXbook as a word for which the ff 
ligature might be inappropriate, is automatically typeset as shelf\/ful rather 
than as shel{ff}ul.

For English and German language documents, the selnolig package provides 
extensive rules for the selective suppression of so-called "common" ligatures. 
These comprise the ff, fi, fl, ffi, and~ffl ligatures as well as the ft and~fft 
ligatures. Other f-ligatures, such as fb, fh, fj and fk, are suppressed 
globally, while making exceptions for names and words of non-English/German 
origin, such as Kafka and fjord.

For English language documents, the package further provides ligature 
suppression macros for a number of so-called "discretionary" or "rare" ligatures 
such as ct, st, and sp.

The selnolig package requires use of the LuaLaTeX format provided by a recent 
TeX distribution such as TeXLive2012 or 2013 and MiKTeX2.9. 


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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