[tex-live] Strange license of ukhyphen

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon May 29 11:46:18 CEST 2006

Frank Küster wrote:
>  Where is the process of creating a pattern list for
> TeX documented?  Is it automatable?  
Very much so. its a famous bit of research by Frank Liang,
encapsulated in the program "patgen" by Knuth. The details
are in the source of patgen
> Are changes usually made directly
> to the pattern list, or is the original word list changed and the
> patterns regenerated?
I suspect the former, in the rare cases that these things
are enhanced. One may adjust patterns by hand anyway.
I would regard the pattern list as a work in its own right,
and its own source.

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