Bug 3314 - tetex hyphenates "d-ifficulties"
Summary: tetex hyphenates "d-ifficulties"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
URL: http://nelson.www.media.mit.edu/peopl...
: 4156 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-07 14:05 UTC by nelson
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-10 14:53:25 UTC

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Description nelson 1999-06-07 14:05:25 UTC
The version of tetex shipped with Redhat 6.0 seems to make
bad hyphenation choices. In particular, it is hyphenating
"difficulties" as d-ifficulties, which is definitely not

Examples are in the supplied URL.

The output of "\showhyphens{difficulties}" in both Redhat
5.2 and Redhat 6.0 is the same, "dif-fi-cul-ties". So the
core hyphenation seems to be working right. Maybe some of
the weightings are wrong? TeX has always had a hard time
hyphenating in two column mode, but the new Redhat 6.0
behaviour is unacceptable.
I am also mailing this bug report to

Comment 1 nelson 1999-06-07 21:26:59 UTC
I got a reply from  the tetex list, from Thomas Esser. He says:
>Yes, a known problem. RedHat has used a version of a teTeX pretest
>which had a broken version of babel. This kind of problems are fixed
>in teTeX-1.0. I think that RedHat will sonn switch to that. It would
>be nice if RedHat made some update-rpm packages that at least fix the
>babel problem.

------- Additional Comments From   06/09/99 12:40 -------
tetex 1.0 is now out, which fixes this problem (and probably others).
It would be good if RH were to release errata RPMs with that.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-10 14:53:59 UTC
Fixed (by upgrading) in tetex-1.0.1-2.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-22 13:52:59 UTC
*** Bug 4156 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Sometimes teTex will choose to hyphenate a word after the
first character of that word at the end of a line.

This is an example of a line that might be hyphenated i-

I am sure this a problem with teTex, but perhaps a new
version fixes the problem, or a attribute decided at compile
time is the problem.

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