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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: XEP for $80
Hyphenation works flawlessly for many languages, basically for all those for which one can find a decent TeX table. Algorithm implemented in XEP is exactly one taken from TeX, and XEP reads a good subset of syntax used in TeX hyphenation tables. I could not locate a decent Portuguese TEX table, had to write one myself. However, the XEP spec (http://www.renderx.com/Tests/doc/fo/spec.pdf, section 5.4) says the algorithm is different. The user's Guide (http://www.renderx.com/Tests/doc/fo/userguide.pdf, section 6) says exactly the same. That seems reasonable, because if it were 'exactly' the same from TEX it wouldn't implement only a 'good subset' of the syntax. The phrase that 'their' algorithm does not work most probably means that you didn't configure it. Hyphenation configuration is described in detail in the accompanying documentation. Portuguese hyphenation table is not included in the package due to licensing limitations, all you need is to grab one from the nearest CTAN archive. Even in the beginning of 21st age there are cases when reading documentation is necessary. I agree. I always start by reading it. But since my Portuguese TEX file depends on prioritization to work correctly, and the detailed (half a page) documentation explicitly says this is not supported , why would I bother to configure it? ============================================= Marcelo Jaccoud Amaral Petrobrás (http://www.petrobras.com.br) mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org voice: +55 21 2534-3485 fax: +55 21 2534-1809 ============================================= There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.
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