[Dev-luatex] plugin for external formatting

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Sep 21 11:17:23 CEST 2005

Taco Hoekwater wrote:

>>> is hyphenation known at that time (if i got it right, tex only looks 
>>> at places where breakpoint smake sense, so you don't get all possible 
>> NO. It screws up everything, not only taken or potential breaks, but
>> even the potential hyphenation points which are never considered a
>> break. 
> It does all potential hyphenation points, but that is still a subset
> of all hyphenation points: absolutely impossible points are ignored
> (like in the middle of the first line). At least, that's what Knuth's
> web comments say, and note rhat is not a feature of the algorithm,
> only an optimization.
so what happens if you remove the optimizations (forget about 100% 

> It is also near-impossible to fix while maintaining compatibility,
> which is probably why no-one has seriously attempted to clean up
> the code, up-til-now.

but we don't care much about that part of compatibility, do we? 


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