[tex-hyphen] Add a new language support (+hyphenation)

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 19:36:11 CEST 2014

On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 7:18 PM, Krzysztof Borowczyk wrote:
> Dnia 2014-06-12, czw o godzinie 08:34 +0200, Mojca Miklavec pisze:
>> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> >
>> > Krzysztof and Arthur, is it possible to prevent people from
>> > re-inventing the wheel again?  I.e., push the patters to CTAN?
>> Don't you think that the author developing patterns should at least be
>> able to test the patterns before uploading them? ;)
>> But anyway, once patterns for a new language are of sufficient quality
>> to publish them and if the author would at some point like to see them
>> in TeX Live, the suggested way to achieve that is to send them to us,
>> not to CTAN.
> Publishing of my hyphenation patterns would be an option, but first I
> need to get them working ;)

Exactly my point ;)

I hate to reply to the thread called "tex hyphen digest", so I will
reply here about the rest.

> One thing I found in the error logs is the problem with QX
> patterns/conversions:

You cannot use the qx font encoding with Pali patterns. To be honest,
I don't think that you can use any existing 8-bit encoding with your
patterns, but I didn't really check the requirements that you have
(that is: I don't know what non-ascii letters you use and I didn't
compare the coverage with existing patterns).

I would suggest you to use any Unicode-only loader as a template (for
example Hindi, loadhyph-hi.tex) as opposed to the Polish one. And then
test your patterns in XeTeX or XeLaTeX. We could also help you with

(But you could also use some other tools for testing the patterns. I
have some scripts in ConTeXt, one could use Hyphenator.js, other
people use Perl or one of other zillion options. It's just that no
"tool" is really obvious to set-up, but more like a home-cooked script
that worked for that specific purpose.)


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