[tex-hyphen] Fwd: Polyglossia + Serbian Cyrillic hyphenation

François Charette firmicus at ankabut.net
Sun Jul 25 10:30:46 CEST 2010

  Hello Mojca and Arthur,

I am forwarding below a message I just received from a Serbian user of polyglossia.

In TeX Live 2010, language.dat (still) contains the lines:

 > % from hyphen-serbian:
 > serbian loadhyph-sr-latn.tex

Nikola however tells me that changing the last line to
 > serbian loadhyph-sr-latn.tex loadhyph-sr-cyrl.tex

works well and should be simultaneously activated by default.



-------- Original Message --------
Date:     Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:14:20 +0200
From:     Nikola Lečić <nikola.lecic at anthesphoria.net>
To:     François Charette <firmicus at ankabut.net>
Subject:     Polyglossia + Serbian Cyrillic hyphenation


With Serbian as default polyglossia language, no word will be hyphenated
because only Latin hyphenation patterns are loaded by default:

% from hyphen-serbian:
serbian loadhyph-sr-latn.tex

I used to change this line to
serbian loadhyph-sr-latn.tex loadhyph-sr-cyrl.tex

regenerate xelatex.fmt -- and it works. This is also nice because books
that I prepare usually contain both Cyrillic and Latin Serbian text at
the same time, so both get hyphenated correctly -- hyphenation patterns
simply do not interfere with each other.

Of course, it would be nice to correct this in polyglossia and anywhere
else where needed. I don't feel knowledgeable enough to tell what and
where should be done, but I'd gladly assist as a native speaker and

Thank you,
Nikola Lečić = Никола Лечић
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