[lltx] Luatex and multiple pattern files

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Apr 12 12:09:28 CEST 2016

Am Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:01:58 +0100 schrieb Arthur Reutenauer:

>   Claudio is trying to extend gloss-latin.ldf, so telling him that the
> file -- which he wrote himself -- 

I know. But he claimed that one "cannot select the proper
hyphenation pattern file with any specific variant of the same
language" and implied that this is a consequence of the lua(la)tex
method to load patterns on-the-fly. 

He also claimed that one hat to "allow luatex to load at the
*beginning* of the execution of the .ldf file all the pattern
variants, so that the various \l@*** language counter values are

But if you load \usepackage[base]{babel} all \@*** counters are
defined without having to load the pattern files and also with
polyglossia it is quite possible to load patterns of variants later.  

> currently works well is not very helpful ;-)

I didn't tell him that it works well. I'm sure that he has a real
problem.  But the question when patterns are loaded is imho

> Better yet, open an issue on the GitHub tracker:
> https://github.com/reutenauer/polyglossia/issues/ so that the
> discussion takes place in the proper location.

Yes I think this is the proper location too. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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