[tex-hyphen] a question about "office"

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 20:33:05 CET 2016

On 4/2/16 19:18, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
 > Dear list,
 > according to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/office, US
 > English hyphenation for "office" should be "of-fice",
 > Well, I tried to check this with ConTeXt and I get "office". I don’t
 > know whether there is an issue with this.
 > Could anyone confirm me which are the hyphenation points in US English
 > for "office"? (Sorry, I don’t have LaTeX installed.)
 > Many thanks for your help,
 > Pablo

Plain TeX gives "of-fice":

   $ tex
   This is TeX, Version 3.14159265 (TeX Live 2015) (preloaded format=tex)

   Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) detected at line 0
   [] \tenrm of-fice

   \hbox(6.94444+0.0)x16383.99998, glue set 9803.12646 []

...which suggests you may be seeing a ConTeXt anomaly. How exactly are 
you testing it?


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