# hyphenation and utf8

from Tex FAQ - hyphenation I see that trying to help Latex in correctly hyphenating words won't work when the utf8 encoding is used. Is there a work around?

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Is 'Use LuaTeX or XeTeX' going to be an acceptable answer? – Joseph Wright Apr 27 '11 at 13:17
The web page you are quoting doesn't contain the word "utf8" and actually doesn't say anything about input encodings. Your claim is wrong. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 27 '11 at 13:19
@Ulrike: should I add \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} in my preambule together with \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}? – pluton Apr 27 '11 at 13:40
@Joseph: I am still a pdflatex user but I may switch sometime in the future. – pluton Apr 27 '11 at 13:41
@pluton: Yes you need T1-encoding. – Ulrike Fischer Apr 27 '11 at 13:51

since it may be useful to someone, for specific languages with accents for instance, the \hyphenation command will correctly work only with a T1-encoding \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} but won't without.
@pluton: I don't think this is quite correct. The \hyphenation command will work when the font encoding corresponds to what is pre-supposed in the pattern file, and when the hyphenated word uses only accented letters available as single glyphs. Althougth I am not sure what I say is 100% correct, at least the following code shows that your restriction to T1 is not correct: – jfbu Apr 27 '11 at 16:20