Re: [xep-support] Improving hyphenation algorithm

From: David Tolpin (
Date: Wed Aug 25 2004 - 02:42:14 PDT

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    This phrase is a complete nonsense. XEP uses exactly the same algorithm
    as one used by TeX, there is no such thing as prioritization exists
    in either Liang's algorithm or TeX.


    please send an example of wrong hyphenation along with the hyphenation
    tables to We'll try to find out what is the
    problem. The algorithm in XEP is EXACTLY the same as in TeX.


    Jirka Kosek:
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    > Hi,
    > I used XEP for longer documents containg a lot of free-flow text in a
    > last months. I found a lot of words with bad hyphenation. I was very
    > surprised as I use same hyphenation files as for TeX that hyphenates
    > almost all words in a correct way. Then I found following statement in
    > XEP documentation:
    > "The hyphenator implements a simplified version of Liang?s algorithm
    > (the same as used in TeX), and
    > reuses TeX hyphenation patterns. Unlike TeX, hyphenation points aren?t
    > prioritized: all possible word
    > breaks are considered equivalent."
    > It seems that missing prioritizations is a big problem for Czech
    > language. Do you plan to improve your algorithm in a near future?

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