[tex-hyphen] Names of files in OFFO

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Thu Mar 17 19:13:34 CET 2016

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 01:55:27PM -0400, Barbara Beeton wrote:
> that's all very well, and i understand
> how *unicode* works.  what i'd really
> like to see is how this equivalence
> is determined in a (la)tex source file.

  In the case of Greek hyphenation, by making as many copies of the
patterns containing an oxia-tonos as is necessary.  That's very
pedestrian, but works; it's done by a script, of course.

>                       there has been
> a discussion on the unicode discussion
> list to the effect that the NamesList
> file should *not* be used for this
> sort of analysis.

  Well, the authoritative data is UnicodeData.txt, and it's just as easy
to parse (easier, in fact), so that's what should be used.  Do you have
a pointer to the discussion?



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