[tex-hyphen] a question about "office"
jfkthame at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 22:12:37 CET 2016
On 4/2/16 20:13, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> On 02/04/2016 08:28 PM, Barbara Beeton wrote:
>> dear pablo,
>> you wrote,
>> according to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/office, US
>> English hyphenation for "office" should be "of-fice",
>> this is definitely correct.
>> Well, I tried to check this with ConTeXt and I get "office". I don?t
>> know whether there is an issue with this.
>> there are a couple of things involved:
>> - the english hyphenation patterns
>> have to be loaded;
>> - the setting \lefthyphenmin=2 has
>> to be set.
> You are right, Barbara. I was actually testing "LibreOffice" and I get
> "Li-bre-Office" when using ConTeXt fonts and "Li-bre-Of-fice" with
> MinionPro (installed on my OS, not in ConTeXt).
The hyphenation shouldn't depend on the font being used, surely.
My guess is that there's a bug whereby it fails to find hyphenation
points that happen to occur within ligatures.
Can it hyphenate "surfing" (using typical fonts that have an "fi" ligature)?
Whether this is a LuaTeX engine bug or a ConTeXt macro bug is another
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