# [luatex] Hyphenation in plain TeX

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri Oct 8 13:24:37 CEST 2010

On Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 01:20:48PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 8 October 2010 Khaled Hosny wrote:
>
>  > On Fri, Oct 08, 2010 at 12:59:45PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>  > > On 8 October 2010 Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>  > >
>  > >  > Now imagine user A using both German and French patterns. When he
>  > >  > switches from German to French - should we switch all the German
>  > >  > lccodes for äöü back to undefined? If we don't, there's a chance that
>  > >  > the user will get different hyphenation for French (let's say that the
>  > >  > text contains a name with some German letters) depending on whether he
>  > >  > was typesetting a French-only or mixed language document.
>  > >  >
>  > >  > Now imagine user B using some package that deals with Unicode and sets
>  > >  > all the lccodes for the whole Unicode range. If we do change the
>  > >  > lccodes back to undefined when switching from German to French, the
>  > >  > user will have all the letters for the whole Unicode range properly
>  > >  > defined, except for some umlauts which we modified without user's
>  > >  > consent.
>  > >
>  > > Now imagine user C is writing in Vietnamese.  There are no patterns
>  > > for Vietnamese, but \uccode/\lccode values have to be set somewhere.
>  >
>  > And how bad is that?
>
> The absence of hyphenation patterns?

No, the \uccode/\lccode's without hyphenation patterns, should that be a
problem?

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Khaled Hosny
Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
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