[texhax] French Hyphenation
davidjpenton at arrowsash.com
Thu May 6 05:56:05 CEST 2004
Greetings. I just recently joined TUG and hope to learn lots. This is
my first post on this list, so if it is off topic for the list kindly
point me in the right direction.
On the project I am doing at work we use TeX only incidentally. The
main print engine on the project uses the Antenna House XSL-FO engine.
This engine uses the TeX hyphenation algorithm. I am temporarily using
Antenna House with a French hyphenation dictionary borrowed from
OpenOffice, which also uses the same algorithm as TeX. However, I need
to improve this hyphenation dictionary. The Antenna House engine
requies that the patterns TeX hyphenation patterns be marked up in a
specific form of XML.
I have looked at the French LaTeX hyphenation dictionary, and would like
to borrow the patterns in, and mark it up in the XML format required by
Antenna House. The problem is, I don't understand coding TeX or LaTeX
well enough to interpret the stuff in the French TeX/LaTeX hyphenation
dictionary with any confidence.
Could anyone help me interpret the coding in the hyphenation
dictionary? Or, if someone knows some good reading that would help me,
I would appreciate it. I own two LaTeX books, and the hardbound Knuth
series on TeX. However, I would like to get this project done without
learning it all from scratch, since I have a deadline to meet.
Any help is appreciated.
- Dave Penton -
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