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[bug #53413] [PATCH] Add hyphenation patterns to use with US and hy=48

From: Dave
Subject: [bug #53413] [PATCH] Add hyphenation patterns to use with US and hy=48
Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 17:57:54 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0

Follow-up Comment #8, bug #53413 (project groff):

> It's outside of groff's scope to decide that since it is
> meta information bound to a given language.

Well, yes and no.  Looking at the bigger picture:

In English, a single letter is not a valid hyphenation breakpoint, even if it
is a syllable breakpoint.  This is a longstanding typographic convention and a
fairly ironclad rule in modern publishing.

However, what if the user asks the typesetter to override this rule?  Should
the typesetter acquiesce, because the user is ultimately in charge, and it's
not software's job to protect users from themselves?  This appears to be
Bjarni's position.

Or should the typesetting software refuse, because knowing typesetting best
practices is its job, despite what the user asks for?  This seems to be
Werner's position.

Still not taking sides, just trying to clarify what the sides are.


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