[tex-k] dynamically loading \patterns
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Mar 3 21:15:26 CET 2005
> Correct me if I am wrong, but essentially you are asking to change
> Format properties without building a new Format. (??)
> At the risk of sounding (less than informed) I would like to pursue your
> idea of changing hyphenation patterns on the fly. My exposure to such
> flexibility is to use the Babel package and rebuild the LaTeX format all
> over again.
> What would happen if a user were to insert the following
> line in their document:
> \input plhyph.tex
> effectively changing the hyphenation pattern from the default to
> in this case Polish.
hyphenation patterns are organised by "language"; i would assume that
the patterns loaded would be appended to the current patterns for the
language; it would be sensible to start with a previously unused
> Is this even possible ? Is this correct ? Will TeX complain ?
> I have never tried it.
the whole point of the suggestion is that the present complaint
! Patterns can be loaded only by INITEX.
should be eliminated by addressing any complications that arise in the
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