# [texhax] Old version of plain.tex and hyphen.tex

Brian O'Toole Brian.O.Toole at mathworks.com
Tue Jul 3 01:48:15 CEST 2007

Hi Reinhard,

Thanks!  I appreciate your help.  You may have just helped me fix a
longstanding bug.

Best regards,
Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: reinhard.kotucha at web.de [mailto:reinhard.kotucha at web.de]
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 7:37 PM
To: Brian O'Toole
Cc: support at tug.org
Subject: Re: [texhax] Old version of plain.tex and hyphen.tex

Brian O'Toole writes:

> I am trying to recreate an old version of our software that assumes
an old
> version of Knuth's plain.tex (together with the version of hyphen.tex
that
> accompanied it).  I have searched the Internet for plain.tex Version
> 3.1415926 (together with hyphen.tex) with no success.  Does anyone
have a
> copy of these two files that they could email back to me?

I found it on the TeXLive-7 CD (issued in 2002).

\def\fmtname{plain}\def\fmtversion{3.1415926} % identifies the current
format

It's now on my server (plain.tex and hyphen.tex):

http://ms25.ath.cx/plaintex-3.1415926.zip

To be honest, I suppose that the changes Knuth made in 3.14159265 are
quite small and it is unlikely that they break existing software.

Regards,
Reinhard

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