[XeTeX] word breaking in languages like telugu, sanskrit

François Charette firmicus at ankabut.net
Mon Jul 19 10:43:26 CEST 2010

  On 18/07/2010 08:40, Yves Codet wrote:
> Hello.
> 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:
> \usepackage{fontspec}
> \usepackage{polyglossia}
> \setdefaultlanguage{sanskrit}
> \newfontfamily\sanskritfont[Script=Devanagari]{Sanskrit2003}
> I can see that "hyph-utf8" has patterns for several other Indian languages:
>     http://www.tug.org/svn/texhyphen/trunk/hyph-utf8/tex/generic/hyph-utf8/patterns/tex/
> which will be part of the next TeX Live. And François will certainly be willing to add 
> support for those languages to his "polyglossia".

The latest version of polyglossia on CTAN (v1.2.0, released just a few days ago) already 
has support for the following languages:


which have been added thanks to contributions by various translators of the Ubuntu Manual 

The credit for the new hyphenation patterns (which will be available in TL 2010) goes to 
the maintainers of the respective patterns for OpenOffice and to Mojca Miklavec and Arthur 
Reutenauer for integrating them into hyph-utf8.


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