[tex-hyphen] a question about "office"

Jonathan Kew 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 


More information about the tex-hyphen mailing list