[tex-hyphen] a question about "office"

Claudio Beccari claudio.beccari at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 19:55:04 CET 2016

As far as I know compound word made up with an hyphen in between don't 
get hyphenated even with with plain TeX, except at the hyphen. I don't 
see whi ConTeXt or LuaTeX should behave differently.

Run this minimal working example: we have single words, the same words 
combined with a hyphen sign and the same words glued together.

You easily notice the differnece; of course you can run the MWE with 
pdflatex, xelatex and lualtex; I don't know how to run a modified 
version with ConTeXt; I know that it does not work with plain tex, but 
it would not be a problem to use the \showhhyphens macro; the little 
difference is that the environment checkhyphens prints the hyphenated 
words in theoutput file; \shouwhyphens prints the hyphenated word in th 
log file.


The current language is \languagename.



On 05/02/2016 15:26, Philip Taylor wrote:
> Barbara Beeton wrote:
>> i agree with "Open-Office", but nothing
>> will persuade me to hyphenate "Libre"
> Collins-Robert indicates that the final schwa is optional, and without
> it I cannot see it being bisyllabic, so I go along with Barbara here (as
> usual ...).
> ** Phil.

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