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I work mostly with old Slavonic and old Greek texts where there are plenty of diacritical signs and every time when pasting text from word to InDesign, I have some problem with. For example, they are absent or improperly placed. I manage to cope with this, but the most annoying part is with slicing the word. In this example the word is чръсль and when double clicking InDesign doesn’t recognize this as a whole word and does not correctly hyphenate it: There is a linebreak between ч and pъслъ. In Word there are no such problems, I suppose the set of fonts is not the problem.

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Another example:

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What I have to do: Compare these problem words with the original ones and just correct them. There are a lot of ways, but no way to make this automatically.

I thought because the font is not Unicode, this might be the problem, but maybe the Old Slavonic itself is. I do not know how the fonts work on this basis.

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    I don’t think InDesign has any hyphenating rules for Old Church Slavonic. I don’t think Word does, either, though. This isn’t really a problem with the app so much as it is a problem of there probably not being a Hunspell hyphenation dictionary available for OCS. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 4 '17 at 18:23
  • Thanks for the answer. Yes, I supposed with the old Church Slavonic signs we should be more patient and little more work is required with widely opened eyes, I can just put hyphen off and use left align but then such words are just slicing when at the end of line. I have to mark them by hand and set not break. That is difficult. – Анита Борисова Dec 4 '17 at 22:01
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    It is debatable, but you don't really need to use hyphenation with "ragged right" justification. – Yorik Dec 5 '17 at 14:57
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    @АнитаБорисова I don’t really understand what you mean, then. Slicing a word at the end of a line in two, putting the second half of it on the next line, and adding a hyphen where it was sliced is what hyphenation is. You mention double-clicking. Are you saying that when you double-click črěslĭ in your InDesign document, instead of highlighting the entire word, it only highlights rěslĭ? If so, it sounds like there’s something like a zero-width non-joiner or a zero-width space between the č and the r. Have you tried showing all editing marks (Cmd + Alt + i) to see if this is the case? – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 5 '17 at 23:59
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    Looking into this a bit further, I think perhaps your font may be an issue/the issue here after all. Could you package an InDesign file where this occurs and make it available for us to inspect? – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 25 '17 at 14:45

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