Photoshop: Hyphenation adds extra letter

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Hyphen option on paragraph panel adds extra letter to word (word was "forever"--added an extra "R" where the hyphen break occurred.  Letter is removed when hyphenation is clicked off.  Using Photoshop CS6. 
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Laron Glover

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Howdy Laron,

If you look at the Character panel for this selection, what Language is the text set for?  I've a feeling you're going to tell me Hungarian or another similar language...set it to English and you should be golden.

Adding a character after a hyphen is a function of the language setting for the run of text.  If you're getting a bogus " r " added, then you've almost certainly got the wrong language tagged.

Hope that helps,
David
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Hi, David--

Thank you for the reply.  Sorry for the delayed response--I was out of town for a few days.  Went & checked the file & the language is ENGLISH-USA.  Just weird, but nice to know that other language settings might cause problems in this space also.  

Not the end of the world (I just eliminated hyphens for this project), but it's clearly something I need to be aware of since I always cut/paste from client's copy and I'm not always proofing for an introduced character.  In this case, her original copy was clean/correct.  I even went back to her word doc to look for hidden characters/codes. 

Right now, I'm thinking it's Photoshop generated, because with hyphenation turned off it reverts back to correct spelling . . . but who knows?  Something weird going on, for sure.  :)


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Hi Laron,

I'd be VERY concerned if Photoshop were introducing additional letters into the type layer.  Would you mind sharing your file with me so I could play with it?  My email is David <dot> Mohr <at> Adobe <dot> com.

Thanks,
David