[tex-live] Bug#446476: [texhax] Bug#446476: Bug#446476: natbib cannot handle utf8

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Mon Oct 15 13:42:59 CEST 2007

Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> writes:

> Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner at web.de> wrote:
>> I am not sure, but the time to do this might be better spend extending
>> the Unicode-coverage of the UTF-8 implementation in inputenc.sty.
>> AFAIK that's the area where ucs.sty is still better than inputenc.sty. 
> note that the inputenc utf8.def has definitions for all of the ucs for
> which there is "standard" latex font encoding coverage.  unfortunately,
> this misses out greek, since no-one seems able to agree on a modern
> greek encoding that works with the tex hyphenation algorithm (i don't
> know how it goes with classical greek, a language that no-one bothered
> to teach me at school :-( )

Basically mechanical hyphenation rules IIRC: hyphenate before
consonants groups that could be at the front of a word.  So you get
O-ly-mpos or A-ga-me-mnon and He-ktor.

David Kastrup

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