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Apr
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answered Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
Apr
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comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@Christian There is an exception list, but it doesn't contain alternate. You can add it manually.
Apr
12
comment Strange message on console
There should be something else in the warning, for example Overfull \hbox.
Apr
12
reviewed Reject Why does anyone prefer Metapost?
Apr
12
comment Subscript with fraction, large vertical spacing
Welcome to TeX.SX! It doesn't happen with the Computer Modern fonts, but I can see it with mathptmx. Can you please give a minimal working example (MWE)? The problem with mathptmx seems to be in a too big slash.
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@StephanHennig I get catas-tro-phe with all three engines. If I add variant=usmax with Polyglossia, I get cat-a-stro-phe (which is of course wrong, but is a problem of usmax).
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@Christian Hyphenation in TeX doesn't examine a long list of words. Patterns are prepared that should guarantee correct (albeit not full) hyphenation of the most common words and, hopefully, not introduce wrong hyphenation points. So it is really possible that some word slips off.
Apr
12
answered convert string to active character
Apr
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comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@Christian I'm not saying al-tern-ate is correct, but that probably it has been like this all the time without anybody noticing it.
Apr
12
comment Is there a straight-forward means of determining dependencies between packages
tikz.sty requires pgf.sty which requires pgfcore.sty which requires keyval.sty. Not easy to follow. The packages in the oberdiek bundle do something similar.
Apr
12
comment Can't define environment whose macro code contains dot2tex environment
The dot2tex environment is like verbatim, so it can't go in the argument to another command.
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@Christian What I know is that the hyphenation patterns for British English were produced using a big file of hyphenated words generously made available by Oxford University Press. Of course the Liang algorithm is not completely failsafe, in the sense that a compromise has to be made in order to reduce the amount of patterns. Based on the information I got, I'd be surprised if TeX's hyphenation of “alternate” has changed in the last 18 years; but I can't investigate further until I can access the machine where I have several versions of TeX Live.
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
@Christian What I wanted to say is that the hyphenation pattern file has just changed its name and has been unmodified since at least 2005 (but probably the patterns date back to 1996). Unfortunately I can't access an older TeX Live until Monday.
Apr
12
comment Contents page in two different languages
@user18056 Yes; replicate the commands \listoffigures and \listoftables, say with extensions .lef and .let, defining \addelof and \addelot commands in the same vein. If you have problems, let me know.
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
The ukhyph.tex file in CTAN is dated 1996/09/10 (revision made in 2005), and doesn't show any difference from the hyph-en-gb.pat.txt file that's used in TeX Live 2013 for building the format, other than the hyphenation exceptions have been moved in another file. In the pattern file there's ltern3, that explains the hyphenation al-tern-ate. The word isn't included in the exception list.
Apr
12
comment Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?
I can go back to TeX Live 2010 which gives al-tern-ate, with British hyphenation. But it was in 2010 that the hyphenation pattern files were reorganized.
Apr
12
comment How to rewrite this command using \newenvironment?
Having both forms can be handy. However, if the purpose is just to draw a frame, using mdframed or tcolorbox could be better.
Apr
12
comment How to rewrite this command using \newenvironment?
Why not \NewEnviron{smallenv}{\smallbox{\BODY}} keeping the command definition?
Apr
12
comment punctuation from times
@mert The prime symbol with mathpazo is very different from the apostrophe. Changing the text apostrophe is a much different job.
Apr
12
answered Bottom frame of listing appears on top of the next page