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From "J.Pietschmann" <j3322...@yahoo.de>
Subject Re: Unicode soft hyphen and hyphenation
Date Thu, 11 Jan 2007 20:38:08 GMT
Manuel Mall wrote:
> 2) If hyphenation is enabled shall a word containing a SHY still undergo 
> hyphenation?

That's an interesting question. The problem are languages which use
compound words and agglutination. Last time I looked, for the English
language words containing shy were not automatically hyphenated, because
this wouldn't make sense. German, Hungarian, Turkish etc. are somewhat
more delicate.
I think it's best to do automatic hyphenation, but remove shy (as well
as other Unicode chars like joiners) before passing the word to the
hyphenator. The shy position should however dominate the other
hyphenation positions, perhaps by giving it a lower penalty.

J.Pietschmann

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