[Foxet] minimal install steps for foXet ?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Nov 22 17:07:59 CET 2004


Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Michael Smith wrote:
> 
>> One problem I've noticed: If I have the string "--" in my FO
>> source, one of the dashes gets gobbled and only a single dash
>> shows up in output.
>>
>>  
>>
> this is because most TeX fonts treat "--" as a ligature for an en-dash,
> and you cannot stop ligatures easily in the macros. I get around
> this by having locally-hacked TeX font metrics, but thats an extreme
> measure!
> 
> the -- tends to occur in typewriter contexts; is it okay there?

even in mono spaced typewriter it can be a problem, since one may want 
monospaced as non verbatim font

see attachment for a sneak preview

Hans

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