# Package 'showhyphens' won't show actual hyphenation points for words with ligatures

What exactly does the package showhyphens tell us about hyphenation points? According to its documentation, it "will show all possible hyphenation points".

But when the word contains a ligature, it will not only fail to tell us that there's a hyphenation point between the two characters of the ligature (presumably because the ligature is a single glyph in the .pdf), but it will also erroneously report that there's a hyphenation point elsewhere in the word that's not actually there.

Is there any way to get showhyphens to report the actual hyphenation breaks in words with ligatures?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{showhyphens}
\begin{document}
office \parbox{0pt}{\hspace{0pt}office}
\end{document}


• You could try to contact the author of the package. There might be a bug in the package and bug reports are probably better addressed at the author directly. – topskip Sep 22 '15 at 12:29
• @topskip Yes, I've sent him an e-mail about it. I wasn't quite sure whether to post anything about it here or not, as it's not quite clear whether this is a package bug or not. – Sverre Sep 22 '15 at 12:31
• – Sverre Sep 22 '15 at 14:02
• No, it's not related. – topskip Sep 22 '15 at 18:16