[TUHS] Soft hyphens

M Douglas McIlroy m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu
Tue Mar 30 06:40:48 AEST 2021

Sorry, I hit send by mistake. I intended to conclude with:

If you really want to hyphenate one day and not the next,
you can pick a character c and use ".hc c" to turn it on and
.char c \& to turn it off.


On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 4:28 PM M Douglas McIlroy
<m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> > When hyphenation is disabled, soft (discretionary) hyphens are
> > interpreted.
> In pre-Unix roff hyphenation mode 0 turned off all breaking of words.
> The original troff, however, behaved as described above, and alsowant
> broke genuinely hyphenated words in mode 0. If you t really wants
> to break words one day, you may use

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