Bug 4190 - hyphenation broken in latex
 Summary: hyphenation broken in latex
 Status: Product: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE Aliases: None Red Hat Linux Retired tetex (Show other bugs) --- 6.0 i386 Linux medium Severity medium --- Target Release: --- David Lawrence (view as bug list) Show dependency tree / graph

 Reported: 1999-07-23 20:51 EDT by ignat 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History) 2 users (show) ehm ignat Bug Fix --- 1999-07-26 17:21:17 EDT --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

 ignat 1999-07-23 20:51:07 EDT Hyphenation is broken in latex / tetex-latex-0.9-17 as in RH 6.0. The issue is that \lefthyphenmin and \righthyphenmin are not reported properly to latex, although they seem to be in the config files at the right values. The result is hyphenation of the word you'' across lines as in y-ou'' for example This problem did not exist in any previous RH version. In fact no errors of any kind have ever been encountered in RH latex rpms, from 4.1 up until 6.0 Of course, there may be other things broken. Here is a simple file showing the problem. \documentclass{article} \newcounter{LANG} \setcounter{LANG}{\language} % default should be 0 \newcounter{LEFT} \setcounter{LEFT}{\lefthyphenmin} % default should be 2 \newcounter{RIGHT} \setcounter{RIGHT}{\righthyphenmin} % default should be 3 \typeout{TESTING -hyphenmin. left is \theLEFT ; right is \theRIGHT } \typeout{TESTING language; it is \theLANG } \begin{document} Hello, world. Left is \theLEFT ; Right is \theRIGHT \end{document} % Results ! % TESTING -hyphenmin. left is -1; right is 0 % TESTING language; it is 0 % Jeff Johnson 1999-07-26 17:21:59 EDT Hyphenation problems are fixed in tetex-1.0.5 from Raw Hide. Jeff Johnson 1999-07-26 17:25:59 EDT *** Bug 4188 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** Latex hyphens at very short and improper places. I think this is supposed to be fixed in the next release of tetex. I tried intstalling the tetex packages from rawhide several times but they don't install properly and latex does not run.