# Where can I find a list of English hyphenation exceptions?

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?

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`

• Where do we email suggestions for this list?
– MSC
Sep 27 '13 at 13:17
• @MSC -- see update. 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.

• this isn't the most recent version. tex live 2010 closed before the latest update; for that, you have to go to ctan. Jul 12 '11 at 19:30
• @Barbara: true, but I have TeXLive 2011 installed :-)
– user2478
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.
– user2478
Oct 24 '13 at 14:10

The CTAN location is

http://mirrors.ctan.org/info/digests/tugboat/hyphenex/ushyphex.tex

• it is part on every TeX installation ...
– user2478
Jul 12 '11 at 13:31
• @Herbert: is it also in MiKTeX minimal? 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... Jul 12 '11 at 21:53
• @Stephen: A TeX distribution is MiKTeX or TeXLive
– user2478
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`.) Sep 27 '13 at 14:24