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    Hyphenation differences between British English and American English

    Hi,

    I'm doing brochure layout for a global business and got into trouble with hyphenation. I'm using English (UK) -setting in the document and it's hyphenating (splitting) words at the end of the line in strange places. For example, the word conductivity is split conduct-ivity which seems strange to me. When I change the language settings to English (US), the word is split conduc-tivity.

    Is there a difference in how words are split between British English and American English? Or is it just an error in the layout program?

    Many thanks for your assistance!

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    Re: Hyphenation differences between British English and American English

    Welcome to the forum, drspiegel.

    Somebody else may be able to answer your main question.

    I suggest you disable the program's splitting feature or advance the text to the next line and type the word in full.

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    Re: Hyphenation differences between British English and American English

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    Thank you for a quick reply! In most cases I would do as you suggested, but certain words are just too long to advance to the next line. The paragraphs would look weird with long blanks.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Mar-2016 at 11:20. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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