# [NTG-context] enable kerning with discretionary hyphen

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Jan 19 23:43:43 CET 2014

On 1/19/2014 6:51 PM, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
> Dear list,
>
> as I have asked in a previous message to the list, I wanted to be able
> to hyphenate \ConTeXt.
>
> Aditya kindly suggested the use of \discretionary, but this has an
> unintended collateral effect: kerning is disabled in the word.
>
> I can specify kerning with \discretionary, such as in:
>
> \def\ConTeXt{Con\discretionary{-}{}{\kern-.06em}\TeX{}t}
>
> But this also has another consequence: this works right for Pagella
> regular, but this is wrong with the italic font or in small caps (also
> with the bold or bold italic fonts, but I don’t use them).
>
> \hyphenation would be the way to solve this, but I don’t know how to
> make it work:
>
> \def\ConTeXt{Con\TeX{}t}
> \hyphenation{Con-\TeX}
> \starttext
>    \hsize\zeropoint
>    \ConTeXt
>
>    ConTeXt
> \stoptext
>
> Even in the case it could work, I would like to know how I could define
> commands (\ConTeXt or \TeX) only referred to individual fonts.

just use \def\ConTeXt{Con\-TeXt} then or \def\ConTeXt{Con\-text} or
whatever you like ... we're not that picky about it.

Hans

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