[XeTeX] Unicode hyphenation patterns

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 26 16:17:18 CEST 2009

It sounds as though you're working with an old distribution; already  
in TL 2008, the hyphenation patterns had been converted to Unicode,  
and were loaded appropriately for xetex or 8-bit engines via a system  
of "wrappers" in the utf8-hyph package. You shouldn't need to do  
anything more than simply use what TL provides.


On 26 Jun 2009, at 15:08, maxwell wrote:

> There was a msg today over on the Ling-Tex mailing list, pointing to  
> the
> CTAN updates.  One of the updates is a new Unicode hyphenation  
> package:
>   http://www.mail-archive.com/ctan-ann@dante.de/msg02293.html
> It looks like this should make it easier to install XeTeX.  At least  
> every
> time we've installed xetex, we have to find the old 8-bit hyphenation
> pattern files, convert the ones we need, and comment out the rest  
> (easier
> than trying to convert them all).  Otherwise we get the "there is no
> xelatex.fmt format" error when we run the xelatex installer.
> I imagine that one could download the new unicode hyphenation files,  
> and
> modify the xelatex install script to use them in place of the old  
> files.
> Does anyone know the details on that?  Like where should the Unicode
> hyphenation files go (relative to the texlive install, or  
> otherwise), and
> what mod(s) does the xetex install file need?
>   Mike Maxwell
>   CASL/ U MD

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