Re: [xep-support] Hyphenation files on CTAN

From: Nikolai Grigoriev (
Date: Wed Oct 15 2003 - 04:00:16 PDT

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    > The documentation says that hyphenation files can be taken from CTAN in order
    > to extend the hyphenation configuration. Some of these files, however, contain
    > TeX code other than \patterns{}. Since there is no TeX engine in XEP I suppose
    > these files can't be used.

    You are right: documentation is indeed incomplete on this. XEP supports
    \patterns{} and \hyphenation{} elements; it also supports single-character
    accent escapes like \'e.

    > For spanish, for example, you have delivered a
    > modified hyphenation file, which no longer contains \catcode and \lccode
    > commands. Is there a (semi-)automatic procedure to perform such modifications?

    No, there is no one; and it is hardly possible to build. I used a Perl script to
    brush Spanish hyphenation; but it is hardly reusable for any other task.

    Nikolai Grigoriev

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