[OS X TeX] ligatures

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Sat Jul 17 21:03:25 EDT 2010

On 18/07/2010, at 8:09 AM, <cfrees at imapmail.org> wrote:

> On Sat 17th Jul, 2010 at 15:14, Herbert Schulz seems to have written:
>> By the way, that is a bit unrealistic. There is no reason to ever end a line with \\ unless you have additional text after it to put on the next line.
> Of course it is unrealistic! Who would ever want to typset "ff ff
> shelfful ff ff" in any case? :)

Yes. We always ask for a minimal test file.
But one of the disadvantages of this is that someone may jump on some other aspect that was not part of the real problem. Certainly I have seen this happen before, and may even have been guilty of such a misinterpretation. 

> Originally the problem occurred as part of a longer piece of text. I
> may have overdone the "minimal" in finding a minimal case to isolate
> the problem. Perhaps a less minimal test file would have been more
> informative to post.
> Thanks,
> cfr



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