[tex-live] Serbian & hyphenation patterns (in TL)

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jun 5 09:05:25 CEST 2008

Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> I hope that some Serbs are listening to this mailing list. I have
> noticed something weird. serbian.ldf uses Serbian labels in Latin
> script, while language.def loads Cyrillic hyphenation patterns
> (srhyphc.tex). On CTAN, Latin patterns are available, but not included
> on TeX Live (shhyph.tex). Likewise, polyglossia in XeLaTeX checks if a
> font contains cyrillic glyphs, but contains Latin labels.
> Both patterns seem to contain the same hyphenation exceptions and the
> same set of patterns, only in a different script, but the script does
> make a big difference to TeX. And both patterns are theoretically
> needed, as Serbs write in both scripts (approximately equally often,
> maybe slightly biased towards Cyrillic).
> I would not be surprised if it turned out that Latin hyphenation
> patterns for Serbian were simply replaced by Cyrillic ones once in the
> past, while leaving all the labels and general support for Serbian in
> Latin script, meaning that Cyrilllic patterns will be used in
> documents written in Latin script. Latin 'a' might be at the same
> position as the cyrillic one (did not check), and patterns might still
> kind-of-work, but I hope that I'm missing something obvious here.

no -- i doubt if shhyphl was ever in tex-live, since it's not free --
licence is "nocommercial" and has been ever since i installed it way
back.  (i admit that, back then, i wouldn't have known about the
implications for distributions like texlive.)


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