[texhax] Standard Hyphenations off

Petr Sojka sojka at informatics.muni.cz
Tue Nov 4 20:32:40 CET 2003

On Tue, Nov 04, 2003 at 10:01:10AM +0530, Suresh Kumar wrote:
Dear Suresh Kumar,
> This was extremly helpful. I have one more question.  If I want to use
> following words in the hyphenation dictionary with following rules, how can
> do it:-
>     Adreno-
>     After- (i.e. afterhyperpolarisation; but not afterwards)
>     Air- (i.e. airflow; but not airy)
>     Back- (i.e. backfilled; but not backed, backing, backs)
>     Band- (i.e. bandwidth; but not banded, banding, bands)
>     Base- (i.e. baseline; but not based, basing, bases)
>     Baso-
>     Blood- (i.e. bloodstream; but not bloody)
>     Brain- (i.e. brainstem)
>     Break- (i.e. breakdown, but not breaks, breaking)
> I am sure I should use \pattern command for this, but I am actually not sure
> what these numbers in the words mean and how can I implement the above text.
>    \patterns{ % just type <return> if you're not using INITEX
>    .ab4i
>    .ab3ol
>    .ace4
>    .acet3

Odd number mean that you allow hyphenation, even that hyphenation point
is suppressed. Higher number takes precedence over lower (patterns "compete"
with each other). The "." mean beginning or end of word.
Check appendix H of your TeXbook.

One possible solution is adding the composed words you want specify the
hyphenation explicitly into your current \patterns list as
given that there is not higher number in your patterns than 6.
> Thanks in advance for help!

Petr Sojka

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