[XeTeX] buggy hyphenation in XeTeX?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Apr 14 14:49:52 CEST 2007

On Apr 14, 2007, at 5:58 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> Running your example with my current development version
> (post-0.996), I get hyphenation of "co-mo".
> One thing to consider is that by default, TeX prefers to avoid
> hyphenation if possible, so even if there's a potential hyphenation
> point, it may not be used if the lines can be broken reasonably well
> without it. To make hyphenation much more likely (on a temporary
> basis), you could try adding
>    \pretolerance = -1 % always run the hyphenation pass
>    \hyphenpenalty = -1000 % breaks at hyphenation points are highly
> desirable
> Running your sample with these settings, I get hyphenation on *every*
> line! :)
> If you still don't see the expected hyphenation with these settings,
> I think something is misconfigured in your installation. My current
> recommendation would be to use one of the TeX Live-based packages
> (either TL2007 itself, or a redistribution based on it).
> JK


I had to add 5 `s's to nosotros(sssss) to get it to hyphenate the co- 
mo. TeX just does that good a job of trying to avoid hyphenating.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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