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I know that a nice list of (English) hyphenation exceptions was published in TUGboat, in quite a few installments. Is it compiled somewhere in one place?

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up vote 26 down vote accepted

whenever an update is published in tugboat, the complete "list-so-far" is posted to ctan as a pdf file tb0hyf.pdf and the tex source tb0hyf.tex. the most recent update was in november 2010.

taking a cue from egreg, the entire package, hyphenex, is available from ctan and is also part of tex live. the package includes the processing module and the preprocessed list, ushyphex, as well as the tugboat material.

update: suggestions for additions can be mailed to tugboat@tug.org

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Where do we email suggestions for this list? – MSC Sep 27 '13 at 13:17
@MSC -- see update. – barbara beeton Sep 27 '13 at 13:43
What about the new selnolig package? – Ingo Oct 24 '13 at 13:10

for US-english run

kpsewhich ushyphex.tex

for TeXLive => $TEXMF/tex/generic/hyphenex/ushyphex.tex

I don't know if there is also an exception log for GB english.

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this isn't the most recent version. tex live 2010 closed before the latest update; for that, you have to go to ctan. – barbara beeton Jul 12 '11 at 19:30
@Barbara: true, but I have TeXLive 2011 installed :-) – Herbert Jul 12 '11 at 20:24
@Herbert, I have copied the output of kpswehich ushyphex.tex in between the brackets of an \input{} in my preamble, would you say that is the 'correct' way of doing it? – Ingo Oct 24 '13 at 13:51
you do not need the path a \input{ushyphex.tex} should be enough. – Herbert Oct 24 '13 at 14:10

The CTAN location is


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it is part on every TeX installation ... – Herbert Jul 12 '11 at 13:31
@Herbert: is it also in MiKTeX minimal? – egreg Jul 12 '11 at 14:40
Thanks a lot! I am not at all surprised that I have it somewhere in my texlive installation - but I did not know the filename... – mbork Jul 12 '11 at 21:53
@Stephen: A TeX distribution is MiKTeX or TeXLive – Herbert Sep 12 '11 at 16:34
@Stephen: since ushyphex.tex is only in tex live, that i can tell, the only useful statement is "it's in tex live". (note, i don't run an up-to-date miktex, so i'm going by the list of locations in miktex's files.csv.) – wasteofspace Sep 27 '13 at 14:24

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