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Re: Word hyphenation in LilyPond version 2.18.2.

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Word hyphenation in LilyPond version 2.18.2.
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:45:15 +0100 (CET)

> What we need is automatic hyphenation for lyrics ...  but the
> standard algorithm (read the thesis ofFranklin Mark Liang) is not
> optimal because it is not designed to find _all_ possible
> hyphenations and because hyphenation for lyrics might differ from
> the standard: German rules do not allow e.g. to hyphenate a word
> like "über" in normal texts, but we would need "ü-ber" for lyrics.

I think this is completely futile.  There are too many special cases,
too many languages, too many author wishes, etc., etc.

Hyphenation only makes sense for larger blocks of texts where text
typography rules, not music typography.


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