Re: non-latin hyphenation?

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Tue Apr 14 1998 - 17:10:55 EDT

Otto Stolz wrote...

> I remember that some books written in Fraktur have indicated hyphenation
> in a more elaborate way, when it occurred across a page-break. If memory
> serves me right (I haven't one of these books at hand, right now), the
> partial word from the next page was repeated in a smaller font, at the
> bottom of the page, right under the first part of the word.

I have English books printed in the mid 1700s that uniformly have the first
word, sometimes more, of the next page printed below the last word of the
current page. I believe it is supposed to facilitate fluidity when reading
aloud. (I gather reading aloud was a common pastime in those days of yore
when people had eyes & brains rather than television input sockets.) I also
seem to remember this same cross-page hyphenation behavior.


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