[tex-live] [tex-hyphen] CZ/SK in babel for TL 08

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Wed Jul 16 18:05:34 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 07:10:46PM +0400, Vladimir Volovich wrote:

> "HO" == Heiko Oberdiek writes:
>  HO> ngerman:T1 ...  =ngerman:texnansi
>  HO> (But I don't know "texnansi", TL2008 is missing "texnansienc.def".)
> Master/texmf-dist/tex/latex/ly1/ly1enc.def

T1 and LY1 are equal regarding German umlauts, but differnt
for the sharp s:

   T1:  \ss at slot 255
   LY1: \ss at slot 25
  (OT1: \ss at slot 25)

Therefore two sets of patterns are needed.

The old patterns are the superset of the patterns for
OT1 and T1. LY1 is supported partially: patterns with umlauts
works because of T1, patterns with \ss because of OT1.
But the correct patterns with umlauts and \ss are missing.

The risk of using merged patterns is that there are wrong
patterns that could be triggered by using words from other

> i don't think we need to load all available pattern variants (for
> russian), and in all supported font encodings, at once. maybe load just
> one reasonable default (ruhyphal) in at most 3 encodings (T2A, LCY, utf8).
> and of course that could wait after TL2008.

The question is, how easy would it be for the user to enable
special hyphen/Encoding variants, e.g. OT1 for (n)german?

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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