Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Mar 3 21:40:47 CET 2005

>>>>> A. Komornicki <komornic at sbcglobal.net> writes:

> Karl, You pose an interesting question.

> Correct me if I am wrong, but essentially you are asking to change
> Format properties without building a new Format. (??)

Additional pattern files will be loaded at run time.  The format files
will be as they are.

> What would happen if a user were to insert the following line in
> their document:

>  \input plhyph.tex

> effectively changing the hyphenation pattern from the default to
> in this case Polish.

> Is this even possible ?  Is this correct ?  Will TeX complain ?  I
> have never tried it.

\$ tex \\relax
This is TeX, Version 3.141592 (Web2C 7.5.4)

*\input plhyph.tex
(/usr/local/dtp/share/texmf-dist/tex/generic/hyphen/plhyph.tex
! Patterns can be loaded only by INITEX.
l.90 \patterns
{

Regards,
Reinhard

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