# [tex-hyphen] German hyphenation of "Methode"

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Fri Mar 27 00:35:31 CET 2015

```>> 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.
>
> 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.

Example, please.  It's not clear to me what you want to achieve.

Werner

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