[tex-live] Cannot run "TLmgr generate --rebuild-sys language" w/out error having added 8-bit Hebrew patterns

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sat Sep 21 19:36:18 CEST 2013

On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Philip Taylor wrote:
> The XeTeX format was dumped OK.  Is this because there needs to be a
> non-UTF-8 version of "hyph-he.tex"

Yes, most probably.

> and if so, how the h at ll does one
> reverse-engineer a UTF-8 set of patterns into an 8-bit ASCII set ?!

The major question is whether anyone would need them in the first
place. (And if the answer is/was yes - do any fonts and encodings
exist to support it.)

> I would prefer, of course, for 8-bit engines not to know about
> "hyph-he.tex" at all; is that possible ?

Not completely, but enough to satisfy you, see loadhyph-hy.tex for
example. (Another option would be to convince Karl to provide a
separate language.def for XeTeX.)


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