[tex-live] Bug#446476: [texhax] Bug#446476: Bug#446476: natbib cannot handle utf8

Philip Taylor (Webmaster) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Oct 15 17:04:13 CEST 2007

David Kastrup wrote:

> Basically mechanical hyphenation rules IIRC: hyphenate before
> consonants groups that could be at the front of a word.  So you get
> O-ly-mpos or A-ga-me-mnon and He-ktor.

Comments from two native Greek speakers and classical Greek scholars :

> To this should be added that double consonants are divided when there is
> not a Greek word starting with these consonants: e.g., en-tos (and not
> e-ntos) for there is no word starting with nt in Greek. Otherwise double
> consonants are not divided: e.g. a-gros (and not ag-ros) for there is a
> Greek word beginning with gr (grafe = writing). Identical double
> consonants (gg, mm, nn, tt, etc.) are always divided: g-g, m-m, n-n, tt,
> etc.
> In the case of Olympos, it should be divided: O-lym-pos.
> These rules apply to classical Greek and on the whole to Modern Greek.
> Julian Chrysostomides & Charalambos Dendrinos


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