[XeTeX] Odd hyphenations

Paul Isambert zappathustra at free.fr
Fri Sep 30 16:51:09 CEST 2011

Le 30/09/2011 16:26, NEAL DELMONICO a écrit :
> 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?

Before \begin{document}, \lefhyphenmin (the minimal number of characters 
before a break, 2 by default for English) is 2, and 1 after 
\begin{document}, unless you comment the line 
"\setotherlanguage{sanskrit}". So something is wrong with polyglossia, 
from which I suppose the command comes from.

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