RE: FW: New version of TR29:

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Tue Aug 20 2002 - 11:06:14 EDT

Philipp Reichmuth wrote:
> JC> Break after an apostrophe that is the second or third
> letter in the
> JC> word. Do not break after apostrophes that come later.
> JC> This neatly handles (I think) all the English
> "we'll", "we've", "it's" split. "must've" or "should've" don't split.
> "Isn't", "don't" and "doesn't" don't, either.

No, none of these would split. In the current TR29, apostrophe never splits;
in my proposed change, it only splits when it is *followed* by a "vowel".

> Are these separate words or aren't they? :-)

I guess it depends on what you mean by "word". Some dictionaries have
entries for things like "we'll" or "don't", some don't.

_ Marco

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