[tex-live] Bug in \discretionary in XeLaTeX for Linux

Dr. Werner Fink werner at suse.de
Mon Jun 4 11:07:58 CEST 2007

On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 07:00:35PM +0100, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> On 1 Jun 2007, at 3:48 pm, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> >Hello,
> >after some problems with \discretionary I made a sample file which
> >contains just path\discretionary{+}{:}{/} so that it outputs path/file
> >if not hyphenated and
> >
> >path+
> >:file
> >
> >if hyphenated. It works so in pdflatex. With XeLaTeX the same file
> >yields path/le if not hyphenated and
> >
> >path+
> >:le
> >
> >if hyphenated, i.e. two letters disappear.
> Yes, this is due to a bug in XeTeX; it was identified (and fixed in  
> the XeTeX source repository) during the EuroBachoTeX conference  
> (thanks to Jano Kula for bringing it to my attention), but of course  
> the TeXLive release was well before this date.
> If you're prepared to rebuild XeTeX from the development sources, the  
> problem should go away, otherwise you'll need to wait for a new  
> release; sorry!

Do you have a patch around?


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