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Re: [groff] How to show all hyphenation points?

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [groff] How to show all hyphenation points?
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 15:16:34 +0000

Hi Doug,

> That is trivially handled by
>       groff -a
>       .ll 1u
>       recapitulation
> The result is marrred with "can't break line" diagnostics,
> but it's quick and intelligible.

The warnings can be turned off.

    $ printf '%s\n' '.ll 1u' recapitulation |
    > nroff -Wbreak |
    > sed 'H; $! d; g; s/\n//g'

I dislike's groff's `-a' approximation of a hyphen, and it telling me a
page is starting.

    $ printf '%s\n' '.ll 1u' recapitulation | 
    > groff -Wbreak -a |
    > sed 'H; $! d; g; s/\n//g'
    <beginning of page>re<hy>ca<hy>pit<hy>u<hy>la<hy>tion

Cheers, Ralph.

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