[tex-hyphen] ptex-specific patterns

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Mon May 31 17:37:24 CEST 2010

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 17:20, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>  2. The input is “šč” (U+0161, U+010D).  It's reencoded as 0xB2, 0xA3
> in EC, which *is* a valid EUC-JP code (corresponding to Unicode
> character U+6A2A, as it is), hence that two-character sequences is
> interpreted as a single Japanese character, and the original input is
> simply lost.

There is one big difference. If you use T1 encoding and try to input
then you will get šč. If you try to use byte string, for example
in Latin1 encoding then you will get
    ** ERROR ** Could not find encoding file "H".

This means that you *will* get the right hyphenation patterns if you
input them with ^^ab^^cd, even if 0xABCD represents a valid Japanese
character. I have just tried it out.

What I still don't understand is the usability of pTeX as a
typesetting engine for some random European language, but as far as
hyphenation patterns are concerned, I see no serious limitation yet.


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