[luatex] hyphenation in luatex 0.87

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 19:12:49 CET 2016

On 14 February 2016 at 17:43, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
> On 2/14/2016 12:03 PM, David Carlisle wrote:
>> Hans,
>>> ah, actually that's on purpose: language zero is ignored
>> What!!!!!!!
>> Oh really please no.
>> \language=0 has been the default, US English language since the dawn
>> of time, This will break (and has broken) every format except
>> presumably context.
> as if there are that many formats ...
>> If you are serious about luatex being a generic engine and not simply
>> a context platform then _please_ back that out.
> i assume you're joking

No really I didn't find such a change funny at all.

The majority of luatex uses use formats other than
context and really that kind of change makes it
impossible to support them at  all in any kind of consistent manner.

> (as till now we never added something specific for
> context to luatex, even if it was tempting) but anyhow ... i'll make it an
> option (not to be used by formats other than context then)

Thank you.


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