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I am a student of computer science and mathematics at the Humboldt University of Berlin.


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accepted Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
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comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@MarcelKorpel ngerman.sty makes " active so you can type "a"o"s instead. Additionally, german.sty provides some special macros for the rather weird hyphenation rules of the old orthography, where backen is hypenated as bak-ken and Schiffahrt as Schiff-fahrt. They also provide macros that create make-shift German quote characters „“ by lowering the English ” character. Very much needed for typesetting with the computer modern fonts.
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comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@MarcelKorpel Thank you, I use a German layout so this is not needed. I prefer to use the computer modern fonts though, so maybe I have to use some trickery with latin modern to get them to run with Unicode input.
17h
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
Thank you for your effort.
17h
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@MarcelKorpel That's interesting.
17h
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
Given that I would like to use XeTeX, is this also the way to proceed, but with XeTeX substituted for pdftex?
18h
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@egreg Is there such a format that is otherwise like plain.fmt in TeXlive?
18h
comment Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
@MarcelKorpel ngerman.sty provides some macros that make typesetting German easier, notably it makes " active so you can typeset umlauts with "a instead of \\"a. The documentation for ngerman.sty explicitly states that it can be used this way in plain TeX.
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asked Problems with plain tex and ngerman.sty
Aug
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accepted How to make ~ work for en-dashes?
Aug
6
comment How to make ~ work for en-dashes?
I defined a macro \newcommand\gs{\mbox{--}\xspace} and substituted it for --. Works like a charm!
Aug
6
comment How to make ~ work for en-dashes?
@barbarabeeton That would be great.
Aug
6
comment How to make ~ work for en-dashes?
@barbarabeeton In fact, there should be a line break right after freilich, but TeX breaks after the en-dash which is wrong according to German orthography rules (line break may not occur on the side of the sentence-part encapsulated by the en-dash).
Aug
6
awarded  Editor
Aug
6
comment How to make ~ work for en-dashes?
@percusse Thank you for your help. I was already making a MWE while you edited the code, I shortened it even further to show only the relevant things.
Aug
6
revised How to make ~ work for en-dashes?
even simple minimal working example
Aug
6
comment How to make ~ work for en-dashes?
@Johannes_B I thought german was an alias for babel with the german option?
Aug
6
asked How to make ~ work for en-dashes?
Aug
5
comment How to use an asterism to separate sections?
Thank you. I combined your code with the asterisk macro from the answer @Hackbard_C linked. I wonder if the koma script provides a semantic command for this kind of subdivision...
Aug
5
comment How to use an asterism to separate sections?
@Hackbard_C I'll have a look into that.