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ALTLinux hyphenation library - development files

ALTLinuxhyph is a modified version of libhnj which is a high quality hyphenation and justification library based on the TeX hyphenation algorithm. The TeX hyphenation patterns could be used after a preprocessing step.

It is used in

This package contains the headers and necessary files for programming apps with ALTLinuxhyph.

Package version:2.4-4


Hyphen - hyphenation library to use converted TeX hyphenation patterns
(C) 1998 Raph Levien
(C) 2001 ALTLinux, Moscow
(C) 2006, 2007, 2008 László Németh
This was part of libHnj library by Raph Levien.
Peter Novodvorsky from ALTLinux cut hyphenation part from libHnj
to use it in
Compound word and non-standard hyphenation support by László Németh.
License is the orig


Brief explanation of the hyphenation algorithm herein.[1]

Raph Levien <>
4 Aug 1998

   The hyphenation algorithm is basically the same as Knuth's TeX
algorithm. However, the implementation is quite a bit faster.

   The hyphenation files from TeX can almost be used directly. There
is a preprocessing step, however. If you don't do the preprocessing
step, you'll get bad hyphenations (i


Non-standard hyphenation

Some languages use non-standard hyphenation; `discretionary'
character changes at hyphenation points. For example,
Catalan: paral·lel -> paral-lel,
Dutch: omaatje -> oma-tje,
German (before the new orthography): Schiffahrt -> Schiff-fahrt,
Hungarian: asszonnyal -> asz-szony-nyal (multiple occurance!)
Swedish: tillata -> till-lata.

Using this ext


hyphen (2.4-4) unstable; urgency=high

  * actually add Depends: for -hyphenation-em-us, oops (close


2008-05-01 László Németh <nemeth at OOo>:
        * hyphen.c, hyphen.h: compound word hyphenation


* need a pattern generator for non-standard and compound hyphenation patterns
* add Unicode case con


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Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:0

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