[tex-hyphen] hyphenating ancient Greek with LuaLaTeX

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 12:22:02 CEST 2010

2010/9/21 Pablo Rodríguez wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have just read in the latest version of hyph-utf8 lists ancient Greek in
> the supported languages.

It's been there since the beginning (since the existence of hyph-utf8).

> Would you be so kind to show me how the following sample could work in
> LuaLaTeX?
> \documentclass{minimal}
> \begin{document}
> \showhyphens{παθημάτων σύμβολα}
> \end{document}

Some people would probably know a more precise answer, but just to
stress out a few problematic points:

1.) It would help a lot if polyglossia was ported to LuaLaTeX. At the
moment it only works with XeLaTeX, so you would need to load the
language manually (I should probably know how to do it, but I didn't
dive into details yet; I believe we even have some code in repository
that does that). Maybe somebody else could answer you.

2.) In LuaTeX and LuaLaTeX catcodes are not being properly set for
anything else but English alphabet.

Thus it makes more sense to discuss any further details with the
lualatex team which should be able to address both of the above
points. They are aware of them and are trying to find the best
solution for the second one.

If you really need any kind of solution as soon as possible, let us
know; we can probably come up with one. Otherwise the issue is likely
to be resolved automatically once the two issues above are addressed.


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