[texhax] Hyphenation word with accent.

Philip G. Ratcliffe philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Fri Jan 30 11:40:54 CET 2004

> If I add a word to hyphenation with an accent I get an error. How can I
> add one word to hyphenation with accent without problems?

A FAQ, see http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq (Q. 235 in the current version):

235 Accented words aren’t hyphenated

TEX’s algorithm for hyphenation gives up when it encounters an \accent
there are good reasons for this, but it means that quality typesetting in
languages can be difficult.
For TEX macro packages, you can avoiding the effect by using an
encoded font (for example, a Cork-encoded font — see question 43) which
accented letters as single glyphs. LATEX users can achieve this end simply
by adding
the command
to the preamble of their document. Other encodings (notably LY1, promoted by
Y&Y — see question 57) may be used in place of T1. Indeed, most current
TEX font encodings will ‘work’ with the relevant sets of hyphenation
In the future, perhaps, Omega (see question 327) will provide a rather

Cordialmente,  Philip G. Ratcliffe

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