In InDesign I need a good dictionary for good hyphenation.
In terms of hyphenation I see no differences between UK and USA.
But I see an obvious difference between the two above and USA legal.
The same way as online hyphenator sites are differ too.
UK and USA hyphen like this:
USA legal like this:
Can someone give me some enlightment why is there a difference and what is this difference? Of course it is subjective but which is senior to the other? And in what aspect?
I need to decide which to choose over the other in the typesetting of a novel.
This is more grammatical question then InDesign one but I hope some people are already ahead of me in this journey.
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In a nutshell, the spelling dictionaries and hypehantion dictionaries (if any) that InDesign uses are Open Source from Hunspell; many other programs besides Adobe's use them. Not all languages have hyphenation dictionaries that are tuned for that particular language; the ones that don't rely on a more generic hyphenation algorithm. I don't see one for US Legal or US Medical, so that's probably working against you. In any case, you can still disgaree with what Hunspell says the hyphenation should be for a particular word, but you can add those to your User dictionary accordingly.
Your summary is very valuable and this is a really smart approach. Thank you!