Bug 4190 - hyphenation broken in latex
hyphenation broken in latex
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
: 4188 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-07-23 20:51 EDT by ignat
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-26 17:21:17 EDT
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Description 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.

\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 }
Hello, world.  Left is \theLEFT ; Right is \theRIGHT
% Results !
% TESTING -hyphenmin. left is -1; right is 0
% TESTING language; it is 0
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-07-26 17:21:59 EDT
Hyphenation problems are fixed in tetex-1.0.5 from Raw Hide.
Comment 2 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

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