[tex-hyphen] Names of files in OFFO

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Fri Mar 11 10:25:20 CET 2016

On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 12:54:41AM +0100, Claudio Beccari wrote:
> No, hyphenation patterns for Modern Latin are phonetic while for classic
> Latin are etymological.

  That's exactly what I said: these are two different hyphenation
strategies, the differences between the languages you call "Modern
Latin" and "Classical Latin" are actually minimal since they're mostly
about the u/v convention; I wouldn't even call that a different
language, it's just a different spelling.

  We support these two options in TeX, by considering them two different
language variants, but that doesn't reflect the situation very well.
Therefore, for external projects that can't support these types of
languages variants, it seems best to pick one of the two files and drop
the other; since the phonetic one (the one we tag "la") has been around
for a much longer time, it's probably that one they should choose.

> 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).

  You're not trying to understand what I said.  The hyphenation is very
different, the languages are essentially the same.



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