[tex-hyphen] German hyphenation of "Methode"

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Fri Mar 27 07:28:04 CET 2015

On 03/27/2015 06:22 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>> Example, please.  It's not clear to me what you want to achieve.
>> "Even if LHM = 2 and RHM = 2, do not hyphenate any word of less than
>> five letters".
> Thanks.  No, this is not possible, AFAIK.  Honestly, I don't a
> practical use for that.

I think this is exactly the problem we are discussing here.

With LHM=3 and RHM=3, I prevent the hyphenation of German "also", "eine"
and other similar ones. But also Er-kennt-nis (the first syllabe),
eben-so and Me-tho-de aren’t hyphenated.

In Spanish, I don’t want to hyphenate either four--letter words like
"co-mo". But I want to be able to hyphenate "co-mi-da". And I must have
both or none.

> Then I could add a list of short German words where 2-2 hyphenation
> looks OK.

I’m not sure whether I missing something specific feature of the German
language. But I would say that readability in hyphenation depends on
word length.

This is why I think that a command similar to \wordhyphenmin would make
sense here. But, please, let me know what I’m missing.

Many thanks for your help,


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