Håkon Wium Lie
howcome at opera.com
Thu Jan 11 09:33:17 PST 2007
Also sprach Øistein E. Andersen:
> (By the way, the term
> `dictionary' used to designate a set of hyphenation patterns that
> are not, in general, words, is quite confusing.)
The term "hypenation dictionary" is quite common, but I see your
point. What would be a better name for the property?
> >> [In TeX], hyphenation can [also] be indicated locally.
> >> This is needed in order to hyphenate words like
> >> rec-ord/re-cord and is the only level that deals with
> >> spelling changes.
> > This can be done by supplying your own dictionary through the
> > 'hyphenate-dictionary' property.
> You seem to have misinterpreted the intended meaning of
> `locally'. The two problems are as follows:
> 1) Given the following sentence: `Don't wait for record companies,
> record records yourselves.' In order to hyphenate
> this correctly, explicit hyphenation points (\- in TeX) must
> be inserted locally, i.e., as part of the words, as follows:
> `Don't wait for rec\-ord companies, re\-cord rec\-ords yourselves.'
is probably the best way to encode this. However, it can be done
through CSS as well:
Dont's wait for <span style="hypenation-dictionary: rec-ord.dic">record</span>
companies, <span style="hypenation-dictionary: re-cord.dic">record</span> yourself.
Håkon Wium Lie CTO °þe®ª
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