[tex-hyphen] Names of files in OFFO

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Thu Mar 17 19:20:02 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.

okay.  then there *are* two entries for
every possibility (although only the
ones with oxia would be needed for
"properly encoded" classical greek).

    >                       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?

i've had it bookmarked for over a week,
ever since i got an inquiry regarding
the source of several symbols in the
"miscellaneous symbols" block.  i'll
go back and reread the discussion.
					-- bb

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