[lltx] wrong hyphenation in four-letter word

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Tue May 10 15:55:10 CEST 2011

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I'm observing a wrong hyphenation of a four-letter word with lualatex
and German hyphenation patterns.  For the German language,
\lefthyphenmin and \righthyphenmin are both set to 2, so that
four-letter words can indeed be hyphenated, such as ei-ne.  But the word
"sich" shouldn't be hyphenated at all, whereas it is
hyphenated as si-ch:

\showhyphens{sich eine}

> Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 9--9
> [][] \EU2/lmr/m/n/10 si-ch ei-ne

Decomposing "sich" into patterns with file

  >kpsewhich hyph-de-1996.tex

I find the following matching patterns[1]


which give

    2i c
  5s i1c
      4c h.
  1s i

That is, according to the patterns, the word shouldn't be hyphenated.
It looks like the pattern "4ch." isn't taken into account.  Any idea
what's going wrong here?

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

[1] Please re-check the pattern decomposition.  I have done that with a
self-written programme that dates back to my first Lua experiments and
is hardly documented.  A re-write of that tool is stuck at an unusable
state, unfortunately. :(

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