[XeTeX] word breaking in languages like telugu, sanskrit

Yves Codet ycodet at club-internet.fr
Sun Jul 18 08:40:41 CEST 2010


With XeLaTeX, if you use the package "polyglossia", hyphenation  
patterns (included in the package "hyph-utf8") corresponding to the  
language you select will be applied. For instance:


I can see that "hyph-utf8" has patterns for several other Indian  
which will be part of the next TeX Live. And François will certainly  
be willing to add support for those languages to his "polyglossia".

Best wishes,


Le 17 juil. 10 à 14:32, Kattamuri Ekanadham a écrit :

> When we compose languages like telugu, sanskrit etc. using xetex,
> we would like to have a means of producing paragraphs with  
> justification on both sides.
> Normally clank is taken as an opportunity for word-breaking;  
> however, in these
> languages perhaps we should specify (in addition to blank) that a  
> vowel
> could signal a potential place for breaking. For instance, if the word
> "sAhitya" is overflowing a line, it can broken either after "sA" or  
> after "sAhi" also.
> Is there a way to specify this in xetex or with some latex commands?
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