[NTG-context] Hyphenation patterns

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Oct 9 08:57:34 CEST 2020

> On 9 Oct 2020, at 08:52, Denis Maier <denismaier at mailbox.org> wrote:
> Am 08.10.2020 um 19:05 schrieb Henning Hraban Ramm:
>> \starttext
>> {EN: \en\hyphenatedcoloredword{applicable}}
>> {DE: \de\hyphenatedcoloredword{applicable}}
>> \stoptext
> Wow, that's super helpful. The English pattern seems to be "ap-plic-a-ble"
> According to Meriam-Webster it should just be "ap·​pli·​ca·​ble".
> {EN: \en\hyphenatedcoloredword{obligate}} gives me "ob-lig-ate"
> According to Meriam-Webster it should be "ob·​li·​gate".
> I've had a look at the files mentioned by Tomáš, but as these are not just wordlists I can not really tell what is happening.
> So, is that a bug? 

Not really. hyphenation patterns are a bit like applying JPEG compression to 
a dictionary. It makes the data size smaller by recognising patterns while
ignoring outliers. 

Occasional errors are to be expected, which is why \hyphenation exists.

Best wishes,

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