# [texhax] special hyphenation

Donald Arseneau asnd at triumf.ca
Sat Jun 21 12:59:07 CEST 2008

```Donald Arseneau <asnd at triumf.ca> writes:

> Natércia Fernandes <natercia at eq.uc.pt> writes:
> > 2. In portuguese the hyphenation is possible also at the place where the "-"
> > is, but in this case the next line should begin with another hyphen
>
> The new CTAN version has only the single pattern
>
> 1-
>
> which should work (but will still allow lines to end like partirem-n-

I spoke too soon. "1-" still allows breaks after the hyphen, like "partirem-
nas".  That simplest pattern should be "1-2" or "1-4" to prevent breaks
after the explicit hyphen.  Then a pattern like "1-2" could still leave
a single letter after the hyphen because TeX does not apply \lefthyphenmin
rules in the middle of a word.  So I still like the set of
(odd)-(even)(letter)4