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Re: [Groff] hyphenation problems

From: Jon Snader
Subject: Re: [Groff] hyphenation problems
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 08:04:31 -0500

On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 12:23:26PM +0000, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> This isn't a complaint about the fix, but hypens at the end of two
> lines in a row sure looks ugly.  I have faint recollections of
> something somewhere, TeX?, lout?, deliberately bearing this in mind.
> Does this sound familiar to anyone?

The usual rule, according to Chicago, is that no more than 3 consecutive
lines should be hyphenated.  In groff (but not troff) there is the .hlm
command that allows you to set the maximum number of consecutively
hyphenated lines.

Jon Snader

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