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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: Sun, 25 Dec 2016 23:02:45 +0100 (CET)

>> Is there a set of official rules how hyphenation is done for
>> lyrics? I just found some forums where the advice is rather
>> ambiguous.
> Well, for the german language you would use the official hyphenation
> rules that apply to hyphenation at the end of a line as a
> base. Obviously one of the rules cannot be used for lyrics: it's
> also necessary to hyphenate single vowels at the start or end of
> words like aber, über, etc.
> Have a look at http://projekte.dante.de/Trennmuster ... Werner knows
> that URL ;-)

Hehe, yes.  Unfortunately, what we are collecting there is not
completely suitable for German hyphenation of lyrics, since we
(currently) have patterns for etymologically derived hyphenation
only.  In addition, the current minimum distance between two
hyphenation points is two letters, to avoid something like

  Heutzutage gehen immer weniger Zuschauer in The-
  ater, egal ob Opernaufführungen oder Sprechthea-

For lyrics, you definitely need `The-a-ter'...


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