[tex-hyphen] Names of files in OFFO

Claudio Beccari claudio.beccari at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 00:19:09 CET 2016

Barbara classic Latin is not spoken much any more, but it is being 
typeset pretty much; there is a pretty intensive discussion about the 
type of hyphenation to be used in the various hymn books of the Roman 
Catholic Church; and monasteries of orders founded before the XIV 
century generally want to use they hymn books, breviaries, adn similare 
devotional books hyphenated with the classic Latin rules.

Arthur your observation is correct: "the two sets of hyphenation 
patterns are characterized by the type of hyphenation they define". What 
else are the hyphen pattern files; there are small variants in the 
German vs. Austrian languages and possibly hyphenation; there are 
differences between American/British.Australian/New Zealand languages 
and possibly hyphenation.

But the language dependent settings are defined by the babel-<language> 
or gloss-<language> files that select not only the spelling of some 
infix words, the the different ways of typesetting the date, etc., but 
also the hyphenation settings.

Even in Latin some infix words are different; Præfatio or Praefatio, 
Nouember or november; so handling Latin is not that different from 
handling French or German or English, or many other languages.


On 11/03/2016 23:07, Barbara Beeton wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2016, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
>      On Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 07:55:59PM +0100, Claudio Beccari wrote:
>      > Arthur the two cases you are illustrating are not simple hypotheses, they
>      > are real cases.
>        That doesn't actually surprise me.  And this being so, isn't it the
>      case that the two sets of hyphenation patterns you created are
>      characterised not so much by the variant of Latin they're used with, but
>      rather by the type of hyphenation they define?
> this is rather reminding me of the
> difference between u.s. and u.k.
> hyphenation patterns.  u.s., allegedly
> based on pronunciation, u.k., on
> etymology.  there really should be
> a way to get both, even if classical
> latin isn't much spoken any more.
> 					-- bb

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