[tex-hyphen] tex patterns as lua files

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Apr 29 05:57:27 CEST 2010


Le 28/04/2010 19:24, Stephan Hennig a écrit :
> Oh, please don't care about the timestamped patterns. The time stamp is
> only a crude hack to avoid file name confusion while testing patterns
> that are under development. We are happily waiting for Polyglossia to
> provide a way for ageing patterns some day.
> The patterns in the dehyph-exptl package were originally meant for LaTeX
> and Babel only. Mojca just grabbed our patterns for XeTeX (for
> converting the ugly conventional German OT1/T1 patterns to UTF-8 seemed
> hard), arguing that there's no need for (self-)backwards compatibility
> as long as XeTeX's version number is lower than 1.0. So, as long as the
> latter holds, there is no need to consider timestamped patterns in
> hyph-utf8.

Ok, thanks for the informations.

> But once XeTeX or LuaTeX grow v1.0, it would be nice to have
> an official solution for ageing patterns in TeX. Freezing patterns is
> bad, IMHO.
Well, I hope a solution will begin to emerge before LuaTeX 1.0 is out, but this 
is definitely not our goal right now. We're just trying to make sure that things 
that used to work keep working (but avoiding the current big delay at format 
loading time).


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