[tex-hyphen] Names of files in OFFO

Claudio Beccari claudio.beccari at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 00:54:41 CET 2016

Did I?
No, hyphenation patterns for Modern Latin are phonetic while for classic 
Latin are etymological. Even if there are many common patterns, they are 
very different in their substance.
Just as an example, take the point of s(consonant). In modern Latin the 
hyphenation is always -s(consonant) while in classic Latin it is  
s-(consonant) exept when certain prefixes are involved; let's not speak 
of the many Latin prefixes and desinences of declinations and conjugations.

I'd have hard time to say that a pattern set of approximately 335 
patterns (modern/medieval Latin) is practically the same as another set 
of apporximately 655 patterns  (classic latin).

I ask again: Did I ever say such an unbelievable thing?


On 10/03/2016 19:36, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>> But if la-x-classic is not usable in OFFO, any other name can be chosen
>> provided the pattern set is not changed.
>    But on the other hand, the two sets of patterns we have for Latin
> actually implement two different hyphenation practices, the linguistic
> differences are minimal according to what you explained yourself
> earlier; so it seems best to only use one set of patterns.
> 	Best,
> 		Arthur

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