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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject Hyphenation Problems (was RE: AOO-Members dont forget voting)
Date Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:42:48 GMT
In some cases, it comes down to having someone around who knows how to fix the problem and
has undertaken to do so.  The writing tools require an entirely different expertise than working
on the source code.  Some of them are, by virtue of their licenses, not maintainable directly
by the Apache Project.

Many of us can identify defects while lacking the means or circumstances where a repair can
be offered and confirmed.  

 - Dennis

PS: If you know of a non-proprietary source of a correct en-US hyphenator, that might be something
that could be looked into.

PPS: The hyphenation dictionary distributed with Apache OpenOffice 4.0 is dated 2010-03-06.
 Sorry.  (The one in LibreOffice was last updated in 2011-10-07, but that also involved an
updated to use Hyphen 2.8.2).

-----Original Message-----
From: Virgil Arrington [] 
Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2013 04:50 AM
Subject: Re: AOO-Members dont forget voting

[ ... ]

The slow pace of development at Apache is equally frustrating. AOO 3.4.1 is 
a nice program ... except for the inability of the U.S. English version to 
properly hyphenate words (See bug 119087).  This bug has been around for 
years preventing the use of AOO for serious work in America when hyphenation 
is required. I assume (perhaps incorrectly) that it will be corrected in 
Ver. 4, but it has been frustrating to wait for Apache to release a new 
version until it gets everything right. Perhaps some sort of interim release 
fixing known and critical bugs could be made.

Surely there can be some compromise between LO's torrid release pace and 
AOO's seemingly non-existent pace.


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