# [OS X TeX] One line is longer than the others

Frank STENGEL fstengel at mac.com
Mon May 21 02:12:48 EDT 2007

Le 21 mai 07 à 07:49, Bruno Voisin a écrit :

>
> I don't understand why "sables" cannot be hyphenated as it should
> be, namely sa-bles. I checked in the log that French hyphenation is
> the one in effect at that point, and it is indeed. For good measure
> I also selected French hyphenation explicitly for this word, namely:
>
> \begin{hyphenrules}{french}sables\end{hyphenrules}

\showhyphens{sables} (and \showhyphens{sable}) show that sables
cannot be broken. Could be there is a bug in the current version of
the french hyphenation rules?
>
> and it doesn't change a thing. I can only see two explanations:
> either the "s" at the end of "sables" isn't recognized as a plural
> form, and makes "sables" unrecognized to the French hyphenation
> pattern; or the "," immediately following "sables" isn't recognized
> as a word delimiter.

According to the TeXbook (appendix H in my copy), a comma should be
recognized as a word'' delimiter (its lccode is 0)

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Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)