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Re: Word hyphenation in LilyPond version 2.18.2.

From: Urs Liska
Subject: Re: Word hyphenation in LilyPond version 2.18.2.
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2016 23:26:07 +0100
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Am 25. Dezember 2016 23:02:45 MEZ, schrieb Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>:
>>> 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-
>  ter.
>For lyrics, you definitely need `The-a-ter'...

But couldn't *that* be achieved with a rather trivial rule? 

Then one wouldn't even have to *update* the main algorithm but could do a 
second pass with an external script (e.g. in Frescobaldi) to add hyphenation 
for single vowels.


>    Werner
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