[tex-eplain] different hyphenation patterns (recommended way of handling)

Oleg Katsitadze olegkat at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 19:09:55 CEST 2008

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 4:06 AM, Helmut Jarausch
<jarausch at igpm.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
> Thanks, but a dumb question:

It's not dumb :).

> If I don't build the format myself (I'm using TexLive-2008)
> how can I find out which language number selects which language?

For each language, a language selector \l@<language_name> is
defined.  Language names and associated hyphenation patterns
are defined in language.dat.  Depending on which distro you
use, language.dat may be a compiled file.  On Debian's
tex-live it is built by update-language out of files in
/etc/texmf/language.d, where you can add new language defs.


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