[tex-hyphen] US English patterns in hyph-en-us.pat.txt are buggy

Karl Ove Hufthammer karl at huftis.org
Fri Jun 9 22:49:59 CEST 2017

Roozbeh Pournader skreiv 09. juni 2017 22:16:
> Debugging an Android user report, I found that Android was hyphenating 
> the words "democrat" and "democrats" incorrectly, as:
> de-mo-c-rat
> de-moc-rats
> While Merriam Webster was recommending:
> dem-o-crat

The New Oxford Spelling Dictionary recommends:


But it also recommends


where | indicates a primary hyphenation point and ¦ a secondary 
hyphenation point.

But I guess this makes sense, since it is consistent with the way the 
words are pronounced.

Karl Ove Hufthammer

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