[tex-hyphen] hyphenating ancient Greek with LuaLaTeX

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Sep 21 23:39:54 CEST 2010

On 21-9-2010 11:21, Pablo Rodríguez wrote:

> I'm afraid that ancientgreek is not a language defined by babel, only
> hyphenation patterns loaded by babel itself.

In that case, you'd best contact the babel maintainers (if babel deals 
with luatex at all).

> is hyphenated right with latex, pdflatex, xelatex, but not with LuaLaTeX.

\setupbodyfont[dejavu] \mainlanguage[agr]


ἡ ῥητορική  ἐστιν  ἀντίστροφος  τῇ διαλεκτικῇ: ἀμφότεραι  γὰρ  περὶ 
τοιούτων  τινῶν  εἰσιν  ἃ κοινὰ  τρόπον  τινὰ  ἁπάντων  ἐστὶ  γνωρίζειν 
  καὶ  οὐδεμιᾶς  ἐπιστήμης  ἀφωρισμένης: διὸ  καὶ  πάντες  τρόπον  τινὰ 
  μετέχουσιν  ἀμφοῖν: πάντες  γὰρ  μέχρι τινὸς καὶ ἐξετάζειν καὶ ὑπέχειν 
λόγον καὶ ἀπολογεῖσθαι καὶ κατηγορεῖν ἐγχειροῦσιν.


This hyphenates quite okay in ConTeXt so it is most likely a lualatex 
problem then and not an engine one.

> Am I missing something or does Lua(La)TeX need improvements to hyphenate
> Greek?

Probably. This list is mostly about the patterns themselves and not 
about how to use them so best ask on the lists related to the tex 
machinery that you use.


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