I've got a document in Latin and have installed the OpenOffice/Hunspell dictionaries. The problem is that it's not hyphenating words correctly if they have accents in them, or ligatures like æ or œ, or the long s (ſ). It seems to occur if the hyphen would go after the accent, or at least in the syllable preceding the hyphen, in which case it'll put a following consonant with it, for example, it's giving quón-iam instead of the correct quó-niam. If I change it to an unaccented o, it hyphenates correctly. Is there a way to edit the file, or the .aff file, to tell it to treat accented letters the same as unaccented ones, or other patterns I can add to the hyphenation dictionary (although I'm not sure exactly what the patterns mean)?
Any help would be much appreciated, as it's a rather long document and having to manually check everything gets very tedious.
Have you added hyphenation breaks in the user dictionary for Latin?
Add one tilde ~ on the primary hyphenation point.
Add two of them ~~on normal hyphenation points.
Add three of them ~~~on allowed, but not so good hyphenation points.
Add one tilde ~ before words, which are not allowed to hyphenate.
I haven't, because I was hoping I could edit the dictionary patterns somehow instead of having to manually tag thousands of words.
If you use a freeware dictionary you have to live with those disadvantages. Probably your dictionary is fit to check spelling, but not to provide correct hyphenation.
I hope that one day Adobe will also include those old classic languages like Ancient Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew. Those 3 are the minimum.