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Re: hyphenation tool

From: Andrew Bernard
Subject: Re: hyphenation tool
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:11:26 +1000

Hi Brother Gabriel-Marie,

This is more a Frescobaldi query than lilypond. There’s a Frescobaldi (low traffic) group somewhere or other.

If you look at the Frescobaldi manual, it says it can use hyphenation dictionaries from word processors such as Open Office and so on. The Preferences -> Paths option allows you to specify a directory path for hyphenation dictionaries you can load. I am sure there are ways to edit those dictionaries.

As to American and British, there are actually no hard and fast rules. While they do differ, it’s not strict. American tends to go on sound and British on word structure, but it’s very fluid, and very personal.

I am not sure I would expect religious words like eucharistic (eucharist, maybe) to be in modern word processor dictionaries for hyphenation. You would normally expect to manually hyphenate such terms even in high end applications like InDesign. As for Mary, most programs won’t break a name, as a fairly important rule. Since they dictionaries are for word processors, they are not entirely suitable for lyrics in music, and so you will have to expect to manually adjust. The Frescobaldi manual even mentions that Amen will not be hyphenated by a word processor as ‘a — men’ looks bad - remember, this is about breaking words at the ends of lines in justified text, not splitting into syllables for singing.


On 24 July 2015 at 03:02:29, Brother Gabriel-Marie (address@hidden) wrote:

Funny, the hyphenation tool does not know some words like:
  • Eucharistic
  • Mary
  • Crusader

Is there a way to edit the dictionary in Frescobaldi?

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