CTAN Update: selnolig

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Thu May 30 10:13:12 CEST 2013

Mico Loretan submitted an update to the



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

Announcement text:

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. 

The latest update, to version 0.218, entails mainly improvements to the package's user guide. 


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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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