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[bug #53196] .hy values 4 and 8 ignored for some words

From: Dave
Subject: [bug #53196] .hy values 4 and 8 ignored for some words
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:04:03 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #4, bug #53196 (project groff):

> 3) The '.hy 8' works in 'nroff 1.22.3' (Debian 1.22.3-10)
> but not in version 1.22.3.real.441-d6ec5

Then this is a regression that needs to be addressed.

> 4) The values 4 and 8 are incompatible with the current
> method of hyphenation and make no sense in that environment.

Then the current method of hyphenation needs to be fixed to allow .hy to work
as documented.  It is important for getting the best typographic results based
on the column width.  If anything, groff should give the user *more* control
over how many characters s/he wants to require before/after a hyphenation
point, not less.

I will try to produce better examples.


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