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

From: G. Branden Robinson
Subject: Re: [groff] How to show all hyphenation points?
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2018 11:49:09 -0500
User-agent: NeoMutt/20180716

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I think the TUHS guys might be wondering where this topic came from. :)

At 2018-11-08T11:30:46-0500, Doug McIlroy wrote:
> > I have a vague intuition right now that the hyphenation decisions
> > ...
> > should be accessible without having to invoke the output driver.
> Would't that require some way to detect a hyphenation event?
> Offhand, I can't think of a way to do that.

That's a harder problem than I was trying to crack; I just wanted to be
able to ask the underlying *roff where it _might_ hyphenate a word, not
where it actually ended up hyphenating one on the output.

> But if you know in advance what word's hyphenation is in
> question, you could switch environments, use the .ll 1u 
> trick in a diversion, and base your decision on the result.

That had not occurred to me; I am not au fait with diversions.  Thanks!


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