[NTG-context] Suboptimal German hyphenation

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Thu Sep 29 06:49:23 CEST 2022


Am 29.09.22 um 06:10 schrieb Wolfgang Schuster via ntg-context:
> Max Chernoff via ntg-context schrieb am 29.09.2022 um 02:17:
>> Babel/ngerman sets left/righthyphenmin to 2/2, but ConTeXt sets those to
>> 3/3 for German. (The English default is 2/3). I don't speak German so I
>> have no idea which is correct, but you can get the same behaviour in
>> ConTeXt with:
>>
>>     \mainlanguage[de]
>>     \lefthyphenmin=2
>>     \righthyphenmin=2
> 
> You can use \setuplanguage to change the values.
> 
> \setuplanguage
>    [de]
>    [ lefthyphenmin=2,
>     righthyphenmin=2]

Thank you, Leah, Max and Wolfgang! I changed that immediately in all of 
my ongoing projects, but I don’t think we should change the default 
after all these years.

published: https://literatur.social/@fiee/109079837141552277

Hraban


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