[pdftex] Forbidding hyphenation at end of page.

Steve Peter speter at dandy.net
Sat Aug 25 03:01:36 CEST 2007

On Aug 24, 2007, at 2:39 PM, John R. Culleton wrote:

> TeX and LaTeX have no effective mechanism for forbidding hyphenation
> at the end of a page. Presumably this applies to pdftex, Context etc.
> as well. The base TeX program is frozen forever, but pdftex is not.
> It conintues to evolve with addons. This could be such an addon, but
> it would require surgery to the pagemaking code and possibly the
> hyphenation code.  It could be in the nature of an increased penalty
> or a binary switch.

To be in line with traditional practice, it would need to suppress  
hyphenation at the end of a spread, but allow it within the spread.  
Of course, this would be more complicated...


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