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Re: [Groff] hyphenation in words with explicit hyphen

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] hyphenation in words with explicit hyphen
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 19:00:11 +0100 (CET)

> While hyphenated compounds tend not to have other break points, it
> seems to be allowable to break at the last point if they are long.
> ...
>       single-handed
>       single-handed+ly
>       single-handed+ness
>       single-minded
>       single-minded+ly
>       single-minded+ness
> (it's coincedence that "handed" and "minded" have the same number of
> characters.)

This is good news.  It seems that English `aesthetical' rules are
basically the same as in German: The distance between an explicit and
an implicit hyphenation point is about 6 characters.


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