[XeTeX] XeTeX and TeX documentation

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Aug 11 09:25:49 CEST 2006

On 11 Aug 2006, at 12:30 am, Joshua Grauman wrote:

> Sorry, I must correct myself. When I put the parameters more  
> extreme I do
> see that it sometimes breaks a line after a maqqef. I don't know  
> why it is
> less frequent, but it is working. Sorry about that.

It'll be less frequent, especially with stretchable \leftskip (ragged- 
left setting rather than full justification) because TeX prefers to  
break at spaces rather than hyphens if possible. (And this code is  
treating maqqef like a literal hyphen in the text.)

You can change this by adjusting \exhyphenpenalty (the "penalty" for  
breaking at an explicit hyphen). If you set this to zero, then  
breaking at maqqef will be considered equally acceptable to breaking  
at a space.

This is all explained in The TeXbook, if you want to understand the  
full range of parameters and options you can experiment with. :)


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