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Re: [Groff] Letterspacing

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] Letterspacing
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:58:30 +0100
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> I think many publishers (including the ones I work for) do not
> like leaving two letters of a word before or after a break.

I stand admonished.  In German, it appears quite natural
to split off two-letter pre- and suffixes, and the English
hyphenation rules often allow it as well.  I agree that
a solution that does not require excessive hyphenation is
preferable.  But we're trying to satisfy a number of constraints
that cannot always be reconciled, so something has to give.
Then it is often simply conventions and/or (personal) aesthetics
that decides which of several solutions is the least broken.

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