Re: [xep-support] Hyphenation at /

From: Alexander Peshkov (
Date: Fri Apr 02 2004 - 00:54:50 PST

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    Hello Jim,

    JQ> Dear All,
    JQ> Is there also a way to tell XEP to allow hyphenation after the character
    JQ> "/"?

    You can insert Unicode soft hyphen ­ before/after the slash in
    order to make XEP break the word at this positions then hyphenation is
    turned on.

    JQ> Also when there is no hyphenation happening to a long word within a
    JQ> table cell, all the letters are crunched up making it impossible to read
    JQ> the text at all. Is there an option to make the words break randomly so
    JQ> that at least readable?

    Are you sure that you have turned hyphenation on? It is off by
    default. With hyphenation turned on XEP will try to break long words
    if possible, it uses "text squeezing" technic as a fallback if there
    was no appropriate hyphenation rule found or if the word just slightly
    longer then available space.

    JQ> Thanks so much

    Best regards,
    Alexander Peshkov

    JQ> -----Original Message-----
    JQ> From:
    JQ> [] On Behalf Of Jirka Kosek
    JQ> Sent: 31 March 2004 14:28
    JQ> To:
    JQ> Subject: Re: [xep-support] Hyphenation exception list

    JQ> Geyrecker Andreas wrote:

    >> is there a possibility in XEP to implement a list of words which
    JQ> should not
    >> be hyphenated or indicate where hyphenation may occur?

    JQ> You can put exceptions at the end of hyphen/{lang}.tex file inside
    JQ> \hyphenation primitive. E.g.:

    JQ> \hyphenation {
    JQ> NeverBreak
    JQ> Bre-ak-As-Su-gge-sted
    JQ> }

    JQ> But I will also welcome some XEP extension facility which will allow
    JQ> adding new \hyphenation entries into FO instance. There are situations
    JQ> where you can not alter global hyphenation files or you want different
    JQ> rules in differents documents.

    JQ> Jirka

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