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German Hyphenation: Automatic Character Conversions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058488D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Dunn, JC Garrison, JR Landis, JK Wilson, KE [+details]

Abstract

In the German language, when a hyphenation point falls between the characters "c" and "k", the "c" should be changed to a "k." If the hyphen is removed, that "k" should be converted back to a "c." While paginating a document with or without spell check, it is determined whether or not a word to be hyphenated contains any "ck" combinations at a hyphen point. If a hyphen point is "ck" case, the information is stored. When a decision to insert a hyphen into the word has been made either in a prompted mode by the operator or in an automatic mode by the system, a check is made to determine if the hyphen will fall within a "ck" combination. If this condition is found to be true, the "c" is replaced with a "k.