[OS X TeX] Building new formats (MacTeX)
cgoedde at condor.depaul.edu
Fri Sep 15 22:50:47 CEST 2006
Warning, I've never built new formats, and I don't use anything but
US English, so I've never played with changing hyphenation patterns,
On Sep 15, 2006, at 3:32 PM, Rowland McDonnell wrote:
>> kpsewhich language.dat -progname=pdflatex
>> gives the language settings file for pdflatex.
> Okay. But what does that mean, exactly? Why do I need to know this?
> How could I have worked it out for myself?
> (Thank you for telling me, but I'd like to be able to find this
> sort of
> thing out without having to ask - frankly, it'd be nice to have some
> understanding of these commands instead of having to ask every
> time, and
> I'm not sure that the answer you've given me is actually any help
> to me
> at all, since I don't see how it applies to iniTeX.)
> The question I still need an answer to is: how can I find out which
> particular language.dat files will be used when I build formats?
Hmm, if 'kpsewhich language.dat -progname=pdflatex' tells you which
language.dat file is used by pdflatex, then I would guess that
'kpsewhich language.dat -progname=initex' tells you which
language.dat file is used by initex. Indeed, on my machine:
goedde$ kpsewhich language.dat -progname=initex
Does that help?
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