[tex-hyphen] German hyphenation of "Methode"

Élie Roux elie.roux at telecom-bretagne.eu
Thu Apr 9 10:04:23 CEST 2015

> I think it's a very reasonable suggestion. I guess it wasn't in TeX 
> originally because patgen could handle this, language wide. 

I'm sorry, I'm no expert in the field... I admit I don't really
understand what you mean by that? Do you mean that patgen can generate
exceptions for words < x letters?

> A more nuanced approach (which might not be too much additional work):
> \shorthyphenpenalty : A hyphenation penalty to apply for short words, 
> 	defaulting to something big but not impossible.
> \shorthyphenlen    : length of a word to consider short.
> I can see this being a useful approach - it doesn't hyphenate short words
> normally, but it *can* if the alternative is really terrible (e.g. a small
> column which would otherwise be an overfull box).
> \shorthyphenlen would default to 1 so that existing documents are unaffected.

A very interesting idea, I'll add it on


Thank you!

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