# [EXT] different hyphenation between pdftex and luatex

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 01:19:13 CEST 2021

so 11. 9. 2021 v 1:13 odesílatel Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> napsal:
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> Harald Koenig via tex-live wrote:
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> > Marei Peischl noticed that using "*" for gender forms in german language
> > gives different hyphenation when using luatex and pdftex -- pdftex does not hyphenate, luatex does
>
> I would imagine, Harald, that rather than using a bare asterisk you
> would need to use (for example) "\*", where \* expands to a bare
> asterisk with catcode <letter>.
> ** Phil.
>
Isn't it a problem of a word boundary? I would rather use
\def\*{*\nobreak\hskip 0pt \ignorespaces}
> --

Zdeněk Wagner
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