[tex-hyphen] German hyphenation of "Methode"

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Thu Mar 26 18:06:18 CET 2015

On 03/26/2015 10:26 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>>> Since hyphenation in German is syllabic (the same word seems to
>>>> say it: »Silbentrennung«), shouldn’t it be hyphenathed as
>>>> "Me-tho-de"?
>>> That's not what I observe, using the patterns in TeX Live 2014.
>>> The word is correctly hyphenated Me-tho-de.  Could you somehow have
>>> something that set \lefthyphenmin and \righthyphenmin to 3 in your
>>> document?
>> ConTeXt sets \lefthyphenmin and \righthyphenmin to 3 by default in
>> German.
> And this is good.  While it prevents hyphenation of common short words
> like `ei-ne', it globally increases readability of German text.  Of
> course, the exception is typesetting narrow columns; here you should
> decrease \{left,right}hyphenmin accordingly.

Many thanks for your reply, Werner.

Isn’t it possible also to set up the total number of characters for a
word to be hyphenated?

I mean something different from \lefthpyhenmin and \righthyphenmin.

Many thanks for your help,


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