[tex-hyphen] Names of files in OFFO

Arthur Reutenauer arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org
Thu Mar 17 19:42:41 CET 2016

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 02:20:02PM -0400, Barbara Beeton wrote:
> okay.  then there *are* two entries for
> every possibility

  Yes, indeed.  I never said anything to the contrary.  There can even
be more than two entries if there are several characters with oxia-tonos
in the pattern (rare).  We do the same for some variants of sigma
(generating even non-final sigmas in final position, strange).

  I did moot the idea of enhancing the hyphenation algorithm with an
equivalence table (I came across several use cases that would benefit
from that), but someone would need to work on it, of course.

>                    although only the
> ones with oxia would be needed for
> "properly encoded" classical greek

  Sorry, no.  Ancient Greek is no more "properly encoded" using the
characters in the U+1F00 range than with the ones in the block starting
at U+0370.  According to everything I've heard on the subject, encoding
two series of characters for that diacritic, whatever we call it, was
simply a mistake and they should really be considered completely
equivalent (that's why they're canonically equivalent in Unicode, of

> 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.

  If you can find it, I'm a little curious :-)



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