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Hyphenation issues in English UK

Enthusiast ,
May 05, 2024 May 05, 2024

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I have my paragraph styles set to English UK, and the hyphenation seems to be wrong in several places.

From other posts found here, I checked that the hyphenation is indeed wrong in ID and that the only solution woud be to manually edit the user's dictionary. But is that so?

Look at this:

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The word "epicentre" should be "epi-cen-tre", which I can get to if I change the hyphenation rules to be after the first 3 letters instead of 2, but is that the solution? The word "composers" should be spelled "com-po-sers" even if the spelling check on one website gives me "com-pos-ers". 

What should a user do in general when things like this happen? 

What should I do in this particular case?

Thank you

 

PS: modulation is given as mod-u-la-tion. The Italian word for this is "modulazione", with syllabication mo-du-la-zio-ne. What's wrong with English? 🙂

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May 05, 2024 May 05, 2024

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In your preferences change from Hunspell to Proximity

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https://creativepro.com/the-shocking-truth-about-indesigns-spell-check/#:~:text=Proximity%20is%20the....

Check out the comments in this too

 

Hope that helps

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May 05, 2024 May 05, 2024

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I see that the Hunspell deals better with numbers contained in words, but what is causing it to spell those words differently? Is this an update to the English language itself? Or is Hunspell wrong and Proximity good? Can one use a dictionary just for a specific paragraph, for example?

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May 05, 2024 May 05, 2024

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I don't think you can. Best to adjust the hyphenation to be 3 letters l, always felt it was awkward with 2.

 

Even better just turn off hyphenation, it's awful, but you can put discretionary hyphens in words so it will break at point if you wanted 

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May 06, 2024 May 06, 2024

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Turning off hyphenation with justified text is not a good idea, I think.

I agree that English spelling is murky at best!

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