[tex-live] Re: language.dat handling in Debian (was: Help sought: debian/texlive configuration/interaction with tex-common)

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Jul 18 13:59:03 CEST 2005

Hi Frank, hi Ivan!

On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Frank Küster wrote:
> So one solution would be to extend the update-foo mechanism to
> language.dat and have an /etc/texmf/hyphen.d/.  Ivan, are you just
> trying to package the bulgarian patterns for local usage, or is it about
> a different set of patterns?
> Norbert, please remind us of the structuring of language support in
> tex-live:  Will there be separate packages for most of the languages, so
> that one cannot tell which patterns are available without actually
> checking whether they are installed?  Or are the patterns installed in a
> base installation?

there will be texlive-langvietnamese etc packages.

Again, I have created tex-common_0.3.3 which includes already
update-language etc, and configuration of it.

Please take a look at the package, maybe you have some useful comments.

ATM I have entries in /etc/texmf/language.d/:
00tex.cnf                      50texlive-langhungarian.cnf
10texlive-basic.cnf            50texlive-langitalian.cnf
50texlive-langcjk.cnf          50texlive-langlatin.cnf
50texlive-langcroatian.cnf     50texlive-langmongolian.cnf
50texlive-langcyrillic.cnf     50texlive-langnorwegian.cnf
50texlive-langczechslovak.cnf  50texlive-langother.cnf
50texlive-langdanish.cnf       50texlive-langpolish.cnf
50texlive-langfinnish.cnf      50texlive-langportuguese.cnf
50texlive-langfrench.cnf       50texlive-langspanish.cnf
50texlive-langgerman.cnf       50texlive-langswedish.cnf
50texlive-langgreek.cnf        50texlive-langukenglish.cnf

where the 10texlive-basic.cnf contains the contents of language.us and
the others the respective parts, eg:
$ cat 50texlive-langgerman.cnf 
german           dehypht.tex
ngerman          dehyphn.tex

>From these files in the usual mechanism 
is generated.

Related to this is my other question  about WHY fmtutil-sys does NOT
find /var/lib/texmf/tex/generic/config/language.dat but uses the one in
/usr/share/texmf? (See my other emaisl!)

Best wishes


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