[tex-hyphen] weighting hyphenation points

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Wed May 19 19:31:47 CEST 2010

Am 19.05.2010 12:00, schrieb Stephan Hennig:

> those hyphenations can as well be forbidden by a special pattern set
> with a very high corresponding weight.

In case anybody is reading this, patterns have to have not only one 
weight attribute, but two attributes:

   * a priority that solves conflicts (fighting pattern sets),

   * a weight (or a demerit in case of TeX) that is to be associated
     with a potential hyphenation point to steers the paragraph breaking
     algorithm towards more legible paragraph breaks.

So undesirable patterns would have

   * a very high priority to always take effect,

   * a very low weight (hight demerit) to avoid/forbid that

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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