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bug #57561: update US English hyphenation patterns

Submitted by:  Dave <barx>
Submitted on:  Thu 09 Jan 2020 12:31:57 AM UTC  
Category:  Macro - others Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  New feature Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None

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Tue 14 Jan 2020 01:47:03 AM UTC, comment #1: 

This bug is perhaps now a subset of the more general bug #57594 and may not need to remain open as a separate issue.

Dave <barx>
Project Member
Thu 09 Jan 2020 12:31:57 AM UTC, original submission:  

The current tmac/hyphen.us in the git repository uses the Knuthian set of hyphenation patterns (which, for historical reasons, are never to be altered).

Gerard Kuikens created a newer set of patterns, augmenting the Knuthian set.  Both sets are in the tex-hyphen file hyph-utf8/tex/generic/hyph-utf8/patterns/tex/hyph-en-us.tex.  The current tmac/hyphen.us takes the Knuth patterns from this file but not the Kuikens ones.

Werner Lemberg opined in the post archived at http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-groff/2017-05/msg00080.html that "it seems a good idea to use Gerard's patterns."

Dave <barx>
Project Member


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