[XeTeX] [tex-live] last-minute update to xetex?

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Mar 20 16:03:45 CET 2016

Jonathan Kew wrote:

> I have just proposed a change (it's currently on a sourceforge branch,
> but could be merged to master at any time) to make the max hyphenatable
> word length user-adjustable. The default remains 63 chars (for stability
> of existing documents), but I've added a parameter
> \XeTeXhyphenatablelength that can be adjusted by the author (there's a
> hard limit of 4K, which should be enough for the foreseeable future...)

I notice that no warning is given if this limit is exceeded, Jonathan :

> \uselanguage {sanskrit}
> \font \mainfont = "Latin Modern Roman"
> \mainfont
> \XeTeXhyphenatablelength = \maxdimen
> \raggedright
> \parindent = 0 pt
> \parskip = 1 ex

Do you think that the user might usefully be warned in such circumstances ?

Philip Taylor

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