[luatex] Hyphenation in plain TeX

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Oct 8 10:13:56 CEST 2010

On Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 09:31:26AM +0200, Paul Isambert wrote:
>  Le 08/10/2010 09:15, Taco Hoekwater a écrit :
> >On 10/08/2010 09:10 AM, Vladimir Lomov wrote:
> >>Hi.
> >>
> >>Could someone tell how to make hyphenation work in plain LuaTeX?
> >
> >At the lowest level, you have to switch \language before loading the
> >patterns. But (question for someone else) I thought luatex-plain has a
> >builtin facility for loading multiple patterns ?
> In TeXLive at least, comparing the files \input in luatex.ini and
> pdftex.ini doesn't reveal any difference with respect to that.
> Actually LuaTeX loads etex.src and plain.tex, like pdfTeX, and
> differences elsewhere seem immaterial. I can't find any
> LuaTeX-specific version of plain.

The difference is in the etex.src itself, it have been adapted to load
patterns on demand, at user level there should be no difference, you
just switch the language as usual with plain TeX (which I don't know).

 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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