[XeTeX] Odd hyphenations

NEAL DELMONICO ndelmonico at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 30 16:26:27 CEST 2011

Greetings All,

I am having some problems with hyphenation in English and wonder if I am missing 
something important in my header file.  The hyphenation program seems to be 
misfiring since it gives the following hyphenations: n-ear, s-mall, b-lissful, 
s-miling, y-our, and many more like this.  I have been going though and adding 
those words to my \hyphenation{} command and that usually fixes them.  But, as I 
go through the book, I find that I find a bad hyphenation every few pages.  
There are a lot of Indic words in the text and hyphenation will often mess them 
up.  That is understandable, but the wrong hyphenation of these English words is 
puzzling.  Any suggestions?

My header file and log file are attached.  Actually, I can't seem to find the 
log file.  TeXworks says it writes one, but I cannot find it anywhere.

Best wishes,

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