# [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.

best

Neal

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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.

Best,
Paul
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