[texhax] hypenation matters, again

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Tue Aug 17 20:21:36 CEST 2004

you have confirmed my hypothesis that in the u.k.
the hyphenation criteria are stricter than, as well
as different from those in the u.s.  thus the u.k.
patterns would probably eliminate most of the hyphens
from words in this list.

you are correct that the file hyphen.tex is responsible;
tex is merely following the patterns given there.
thanks for trying to keep me honest.
							-- bb

---------- Original message ----------
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 19:06:28 +0100
From: Chris Rowley <C.A.Rowley at open.ac.uk>
To: texhax at tug.org
Subject: Re: [texhax] hypenation matters, again


I checked a few UK hyphenation dictionaries and only a few give a
`preferred' division point in a few of these words (but different ones).

Between them they list quite a few `undesirable' points, especially if
a lonely two letters at the start of a word are allowed (an activity
generally deprecated).

My own taste does not agree with any of my sources but would certainly not
add many tolerble division points in this list (except where other
possibiliies do not exist).

So, it's each to his own around here, as ever.

> while tex does

Not really tex, but the file hyphen.tex to which you refer here; is it

>  - use \hyphenation{...} as s/he has done.

That's what I do ... a lot ... when writing in my native style.


>     \hyphenation{local}
>     \hyphenation{together}
>     \hyphenation{climates}
>     \hyphenation{really}
>     \hyphenation{appear}
>     \hyphenation{issue}
>     \hyphenation{Everett}
>     \hyphenation{measure}
>     \hyphenation{family}
>     \hyphenation{applied}
>     \hyphenation{senior}
>     \hyphenation{autumn}
>     \hyphenation{remained}
>     \hyphenation{essay}
>     \hyphenation{actions}
>     \hyphenation{effort}
>     \hyphenation{final}
>     \hyphenation{either}
>     \hyphenation{simple}
>     \hyphenation{carried}
>     \hyphenation{science}
>     \hyphenation{legal}
>     \hyphenation{worthy}

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