[tex-live] new babel in TL

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Wed May 8 00:32:40 CEST 2013

    Just noticed this go by... I'd be a bit surprised if the same 
    hyphenation was appropriate for both Turkish and Turkmen. 

Not to worry, that is not what's happening.

    Has something gotten mixed up here?

It is just part of the lang collection madness that I wrote about
as remaining incomplete, due to doing "one thing at a time".
(I know Turkish and Turkmen are different.)

The mess of endless naming discrepancies and lumping/splitting of
languages has been some 30 years in the making, and won't be (and
doesn't need to be) resolved in any perfect way any time soon.

What concerns me now is whether the new babel as instantiated in TL
actually works, e.g., whether existing documents using babel can still
load their .ldf's, etc.  Can people who care about that please give it a
try and report any problems?


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