Bug 4559

Summary: hyphenation problems with latex(tetex-0.9-17)
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: mbw8
Component: tetexAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description mbw8 1999-08-17 00:34:58 UTC
Running w/ RH6.0+updates
Latex hyphenation is broken badly; sometimes it will
hyphenate at the very last letter of a word (bad) or at the
very first letter (bad). This shouldn't happen... right?

Here is some offending test code that hyphenates at S-napple
when I run it:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}

\section{Foo}
Foo bar fubar singlonk wingnut froobles asinine seventeen
futzing laughter Snapple Ameritech Every handlebar lorum
ipsum motorcycle feedback sharks with laser beams.
\end{document}


I did a search on dejanews and this kind of problem arises
when \lefthyphenmin and \righthyphenmin are not set
properly. It looks like you guys grabbed a broken snapshot
of tetex from CTAN:

http://x29.deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=511934746&CONTEXT=934848582.1176371299&hitnum=1

A workaround is to just add these lines,

  \lefthyphenmin=2
  \righthyphenmin=3

But that's a kludge.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-17 13:36:59 UTC
Upgrade to tetes-1.0.6-2 from Raw Hide.