[XeTeX] Odd hyphenations

NEAL DELMONICO ndelmonico at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 30 17:26:20 CEST 2011

Here is the log file for the last XeLaTeX run.  In spite of the fact that the 
directory is labeled 2009, I did update to 2010.  I assume the new progs were 
copied over the old ones.  Is that okay, or should I do a clean install and 
update to 2011?  Anyway here is what the log file says.



From: Paul Isambert <zappathustra at free.fr>
To: Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Fri, September 30, 2011 9:51:09 AM
Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Odd hyphenations

 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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