[XeTeX] Testing custom hyphenation patterns

Andrew Moschou andmos at gmail.com
Wed May 2 14:45:41 CEST 2012

Hi Aleksandr,

I'm wondering, how do you implement Church Slavonic with XeTeX? Which font
do you use? Is it pure Unicode, or do you have active characters and

I'm asking because I'm trying to put something together based on Minion
Pro. It worked successfully on my old TeX Live installation, but it fails
with my new TeX Live installation.


On 20 April 2012 07:21, Aleksandr Andreev <aleksandr.andreev at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello folks,
> I'm working on some hyphenation patterns for Church Slavonic. I'm not
> using PatGen2 - given the agglutinative nature of the language, I
> think this would be too tedious. Rather, I'm writing down patterns by
> hand.
> I would like to test my patterns in XeTeX using the \showhyphens
> syntax to see how I'm doing.
> Question: how do I load the patterns? As I understand from the
> documentation, patterns are read only by IniTeX. I've read on the 'net
> that I need to modify language.dat. Where is this file and what do I
> need to do with it? I'd rather not break my TeX installation.
> Thanks,
> Aleksandr.
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