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Re: hyphenation tool

From: Brother Gabriel-Marie
Subject: Re: hyphenation tool
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 19:44:02 -0500
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If anyone is interested,  tlm over at autohotkey wrote a quickie hypenation script:

It seems to like Mary and the Eucharist more than Frescobaldi

From this string:
Eucharistic Crusaders they love Mary
you get:

Eu-cha-ris-tic Cru-sad-ers they love Mar-y

The syllables are correct, but obviously the spacing isn't, but if anyone is interested, I can adjust the autohotkey script to provide syllable separation for Lilypond (it will still be an autohotkey script though, but you can run your strings through it and just paste into your lilypond script).

On 7/23/2015 9:11 PM, Andrew Bernard wrote:
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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