[XeTeX] hyphenation in Ethiopian languages

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 16:19:02 CET 2010

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 15:53, Gareth Hughes wrote:
> If the rules are
> that hyphenation can occur anywhere, I'm sure this would be fairly
> easily to implement.

I agree. We could add new hyphenation patterns simply listing

   <for $x in list_of_syllables>

>From http://www.ancientscripts.com/ethiopic.html I read: Each sign is
a syllable (consonant plus vowel), except any sign on the sixth column
(ə) represents either the consonant plus the middle central vowel /ə/
or no vowel at all (in which case it is used as a pure consonant in a
consonant cluster).

This makes it only slightly more complicated, but not that much.

But in any case we need someone who would be willing to test (extensively).


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