[XeTeX] Greek hyphenation in xetex

Gildas Hamel gweltaz at ucsc.edu
Sun Apr 25 06:04:27 CEST 2010

* David Perry (hospes.primus at verizon.net) wrote:
  |>  On CTAN I find the package xetex-greek, which looks like what I
  |>  should be using since I typeset everything with xe(la)tex.
  |>  MiKTeX 2.7 provides some hyphenation options for Greek,
  |>  including ancient (see screen shot attached).  I am guessing
  |>  that these are older tools for plain LaTeX, not Xe(La)TeX,
  |>  perhaps for use with Babel.  And, in fact, the log file for a
  |>  recent document tells me that:
  |>  Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang,
  |>  nohyphenation, german, ngerman, german-x-2008-06-18,
  |>  ngerman-x-2008-06-18, french, ancientgreek, latin, loaded.
  |>  This is a bit of a puzzle since the preamble loads polyglossia, not babel.
  |>  Can somebody clarify this?  I've been doing Greek poetry
  |>  recently but will be doing some prose and will need hyphenation.
  |>  And how do I activate the patterns in xetex-greek, if that's
  |>  what I need (although perhaps I need to ask that on a MiKTeX
  |>  list).
  |>  Thanks - David

As I'm on a Mac, the example I attach is perhaps irrelevant. I get proper hyphenation without any problem.
-- gildas

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