[NTG-context] German hyphenation broken ?

Thomas A. Schmitz thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de
Mon Oct 23 15:50:35 CEST 2006

On Oct 23, 2006, at 3:25 PM, Steffen Wolfrum wrote:

> On my system it seems that the old germ hyphenation doesn't work
> anymore.
> Line 7 and line 9 are for sure hyphenated according to the new rules
> "Einbu-ßen" and "Sy-stem"
> Do others experience the same or is only my installation broken?

I get this from \hyphenatedword:



The first is correct (Duden 1986 R 179: "ß bezeichnet einen Laut und  
wird nicht getrennt). The second should be Sy-stem-ent-schei-dung,  
but this is probably one of the many weird exceptions of German that  
TeX can't handle. What did you expect? (When I switch to language 
[de], I get Sys-te-ment-schei-dung).


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