[XeTeX] (Xe)LaTeX output in a non-(Xe)LaTeX scholarly community

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 18:51:07 CEST 2010

On 23 October 2010 16:20, John Was <john.was at ntlworld.com> wrote:

Getting back to TeX-related matters, the hyphenation patterns available in
> XeTeX (even to 'plain' users like myself) are an enormous help, even if I
> disagree with the English at frequent points

Phil Taylor, Graham Toal, and I were involved in making the British English
hyphenation patterns for TeX.  They were based on a really good tape of
UK-English-hyphenated words supplied to me by OUP themselves in 1996 (with
full permissions to release the results to the TeX community).  When you say
you disagree with the English break points quite often, are you using the US
or the UK patterns?  They're very, very different.

It's hard to get good public info on British English hyphenation.  American
dictionaries routinely include hyphenation points, but British one's
routinely don't. The OUP tape was a godsend.

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