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

From: Bjarni Ingi Gislason
Subject: [bug #53196] .hy values 4 and 8 ignored for some words
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:57:21 -0500 (EST)
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #53196 (project groff):

>From comment 1:

>The bug is somewhere else: The file `hyphenex.us' is read with the
>`.hpfa' request, and all data read in with this request should indeed
>be subject to `.hy'.

  No.  The "hyphenex.*" files (should) show correct hyphenations, just
as words in the ".hw" request and with the '\%' hyphenation indicator.

  Just because people have not read about the purpose or reasons for
these numbers (4 and 8) does not mean, that they do not have a reason
or a purpose.

  This lack of documenting the "why's" are bad, waste peoples time and
obscure understanding the reason for a specific code.

  So what is (was) the reason for these numbers and following that the

  See also bug #52457 "src: the first letter hyphenated in an English


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