[XeTeX] Ancient Greek hyphenation

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 19 21:25:23 CEST 2007

Do not use babel when typesetting Greek documents. Instead use the
xgreek package. To generate the format I use my own hyphen.cfg file:

\message{Hyphenation patterns for American-English}
\input ushyphmax.tex
\input xgrmhyph.tex
\input xgrahyph.tex

Now in XeLaTeX file you load hyphenation patterns with
\language=\XXXX I do not use the "standard" babel thing
because the greek option of the babel package relies on
(stupid!) font encodings etc. 

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----- Original Message ----
From: Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
To: Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms <xetex at tug.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:32:52 PM
Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Ancient Greek hyphenation

Am 19.04.2007 um 18:02 schrieb Manny Ram.:

> Finally, I ran fmtutil --all.
> Nothing.
> What am I doing wrong?

Two or three things: since all FMT files already exist, you need to  
"--refresh" them with the new language definitions (or as '--byfmt  
xetex' and '--byfmt xelatex').
And you should use

    sudo fmtutil-sys ...

to recreate the FMT files. Otherwise you would have (the old) FMT  
files in the system area and only you yourself would have the new FMT  
files in your private area.

And once the FMT files are re-created, you should make use of the new  


(I am no Greek expert.)



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