[tex-hyphen] Names of files in OFFO

Luis Bernardo lmpmbernardo at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 23:29:28 CEST 2016

Sorry for the delay in following up with this discussion.

I thought about this and I think the best solution is to add an 
extension to FOP to handle the cases that cannot nicely fit in language 
plus country pattern. FOP already has extensions (new XML elements or 
attributes) to handle situations that do not fall inside the scope of 
the XSL spec, and this will be another situation. In practical terms, I 
will remove from the repository the files that were incorrectly named 
and that triggered this discussion. FOP users that want, say, to 
hyphenate classical Latin, will then need to use the original file name 
in the repository.

I will also use this opportunity to clarify that most FOP users use it 
to generate PDF and other print formats. I think that among those users 
some do indeed use Latin!

On 3/11/16 11:26 AM, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> On 11 March 2016 at 10:59, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>>    Yes, of course, BCP 47 is a standard of the IETF, the Internet
>> Engineering Task Force.  But that's not directly relevant, what's more
>> important is how XSL tags languages, and it seems it only supports ISO 639,
>> with country and scripts in a different field (following ISO 3166-1 and
>> ISO 15925 respectively); even for languages it only supports ISO 639-1
>> and 639-2, not -3: https://www.w3.org/TR/xsl/#language
> Thanks for the link. I'm sorry for not properly understanding the scope of use.
> So in this particular case there is probably nothing we or OFFO
> developers can do to support two sets for one language unless there
> are other private fields.
> (And 'mul' is explicitly turned into undefined, so mul-ethi has to be changed.)
> Nevertheless this doesn't mean that we couldn't try to get an official
> tag registered for Latin.
> Mojca

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