[XeTeX] XeTeX Digest, Vol 37, Issue 21

Kenneth Reid Beesley krbeesley at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 22:31:11 CEST 2007


Many thanks for the response.

> Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 23:00:57 +0100
> From: Jonathan Kew <jonathan_kew at sil.org>
> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] New Hyphenation for Phonemic Orthographies for
>         English?

> I'm not sure if anyone has yet tried to define hyphenation patterns
> for languages using supplementary-plane characters in XeTeX, but
> offhand I can't think of any reason it shouldn't work.
> In any case, the first question would be what the rules are
> supposed to be for hyphenation of English in these various
> orthographies; is there any established practice to follow, or will
> you be making up your own rules?

I'm not sure yet.  There may be some precedents in old Deseret Alphabet
texts.  I plan to start out small, fixing problems on a case-by-case basis.

What's the best way to go about it?  I'm acquainted with the old

\hyphenation {  ...  }

command, but it doesn't seem to work with UTF-8.



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