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Diaeresis to be dropped after hyphen in Dutch

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Here’s a little something to improve the Dutch language setting. It may apply to other languages as well, who knows. It's present in inDesign, but not yet in Publisher, I noticed.

With hyphenation, the diaeresis is dropped if it comes immediately after the hyphen. In this case, the diaeresis is superfluous because the hyphen already indicates that a new syllable follows.




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English used to do that too, when words like cooperate, reentrant, etc. were spelled with a diaeresis on the second vowel. We seem to have "solved" this problem by dropping the use of diaeresis in general :) 

Your suggestion seems like a good one.

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I didn't know this about Dutch or English! This sounds like a good feature request.

I went looking for more information and found this interesting paper from OpenOffice: https://tug.org/TUGboat/tb27-1/tb86nemeth.pdf

Page 2 has a good table that lists similar issues for other languages. For example, Zucker in German because Zuk- ker.

The document goes on to provide the hyphenation patterns required to support these exceptions.

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