[XeTeX] Discretionary hyphens don't work in paragraphed footnotes

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Oct 8 10:50:06 CEST 2015

Hmmm, completely stymied :  not even this works ...

% !TeX Program=XeLaTeX
\message {\meaning \discretionary}
\footnote{XXXXXXXXXXXXXX just a few normal words to fill up the line
  up to my x x x hy\discretionary {-}{}{}phe\discretionary
{-}{}{}na\discretionary {-}{}{}te\discretionary {-}{}{}me }

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