[tex-hyphen] Documentation for gloss-<language>.ldf files

Claudio Beccari claudio.beccari at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 20:51:41 CET 2015

I would like ti suggest to extend to the gloss-<laguage>.ldf the same 
treatement that it is now used for the documentation of the 
babel_<language>.ldf documentation.

Each language description file for babel is accompaned by a 
corresponding pdf file where the funcionality of the language settings 
are explained. This is now missing for the corresponding language 
descritpion file to be used by polyglossia; the polyglossia 
documentation summarises these pieces of information but generaly not 
more than half a page per language.

At the asmae time it is normal that the setting for polyglossia are 
different frome the settings for babel; is sufficies to examine some ldf 
files tu realize that the functionalities generally are not the same 
when using babel or polyglossia; there are may reasons for this 
difformity, but it is a fact that the documentation contaned in 
babel-<language>.pdf does not document also what is summarized in 

I suggest that each gloss-,langage>.ldf file is accompanied by a 
gloss_<language>.pdf file (readable with texdoc) where the peculiarities 
of the variants and of the other settings are summarized; I would 
sugggest that these documentation and language descritption files are 
embedded in the same .dtx file. This would help very much the users and 
potential creators or maintainers of the description files to keep track 
of possible changes, and to explain why such changes were introduced, 
and so on. No one of us lives for ever and at a certian point he or she 
must give up and soomebody else should take over. Everything would be 
much simpler if it was documented.


On 20/11/2015 7:01 p.m., Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> Hi,
> FYI: we have received a new version of Spanish patterns from Javier
> and uploaded a new version to CTAN.
> Mojca

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