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Re: [Groff] Letterspacing

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Letterspacing
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:28:26 +0100 (CET)

>> 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.

If the line length is sufficiently large, I restrict the hyphenation
to three letters before and after a hyphenation.  However, if the
columns get small, having hyphenation after two characters is *always*
preferable to large whitespace gaps.


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