[tex-hyphen] Special languages

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Apr 29 22:45:07 CEST 2010

Le 29/04/2010 20:20, Stephan Hennig a écrit :
> Thanks! Any pointer to what the files with different extensions are?
> Here is what I guess
> .pat plain patterns
> .chr the set of characters used in the pattern file
> .hyp hyphenation exceptions
> .lic license
> Is that correct?

> What of those four files should be part of a contribution, e.g., is the
> .chr file automatically generated from the .pat file or is it in the
> responsibility of the contributor?
Well, german-x would be the first package to provide such files, so I guess the 
rules are still to be established concerning the responsibility of the 
contributor :-) As far as I am concerned (hyphen.cfg and etex.src), only .chr 
and .pat are used by LuaTeX (which is the only TeX variant to use them). I don't 
know what the .chr files are good for, but surely Mojca or Arthur will enlighten us.

> Where should contributed files be committed? (In case I can manage to
> recover my account data for the svn.)
Personally, I can't see any reason not to ship them with the other files in the 
dehyph-exptl on CTAN. Then we'll install them at a proper place in TL (and the 
same place as dehypht-x-2009-06-19.tex is certainly a proper place).


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