[pdftex] Hyphenating Cyrillic text.

Petr Sojka sojka at informatics.muni.cz
Thu Dec 6 18:44:36 CET 2001

On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 05:44:43PM +0300, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> as for the trie_size (used for hyphenation), the maximum value
> supported by default in teTeX, TeXLive, etc. is 65535.
> it should be noted that this default is rather small to fit even 3
> languages:
> english
> russian (with hypht2 switched on)
> ukrainian (with hypht2 switched on)
> where hypht2.tex is a file similar to hypht1.tex used to set
> additional patterns for automatic hyphenation of words with hyphens
> (someword-someotherword).
> so it seems that this default (65535) for trie_size should be enlarged
> by default in web2c, teTeX, TeXLive to allow using big hyphenation
> patterns needed for hypht1/hypht2.

It is already bigger (by default) in e.g. TeXlive-6  binaries.
One can have twenty languages supported in a format file
(at the expense of slightly higher startup time, though).

Library PATLIB (http://www.fi.muni.cz/~xantos/PATLIB/)
might be of use for somebody implementing dynamic loading
of hyphenation patterns.


Petr Sojka

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