[Dev-luatex] generalized hyphenation

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Thu Mar 6 16:29:02 CET 2008

Arthur Reutenauer <arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org> writes:

>> 70 is the fourth value (index 3) in the list of 5 penalty values.
>   Actually no, it's the fifth of 6 values, but I figured it was the way
> it should be read :-)
>>                               this depends on a hyphenation list with
>> prioritized breakpoints (the printed Duden lexicon shows such
>> breakpoints, good and emergency ones, so I presume that there might be
>> some database somewhere).
>   You're lucky, then; I'm not aware of any such list for French (and I
> doubt it would be possible for specialists to agree on a single list,
> but that's another problem).

Here at the DANTE conference I just learnt that Werner Lemberg is
creating a large corpus of two separate "all hyphenations" and "main
hyphenations" lists (about 400000 words IIRC) for German.  So indeed it
would appear that if LuaTeX offered hyphenation according to prioritized
patterns, the data to make it typeset better documents in German would
be reasonably well available.

Werner, comments on that?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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