[tex-live] language.def

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Mon Jun 16 12:51:38 CEST 2008

HI all,

On So, 15 Jun 2008, Karl Berry wrote:
>     3) The supplied language.def loads only the US English hyphenation  
>     patterns. Would it be possible to include other hyphenation patterns  
>     by default (as is done with language.dat)?
> Clearly this is the intent, but it takes a lot of effort to keep
> language.dat, fmtutil.cnf, updmap.cfg in sync now.  I'm scared to try to
> add another file of the same ilk.

There is one question with this: Do we have *any* chance to
auto-generate these lines from what is present in 

If yes, I could add some magic such that language.def is updated at the
same time as language.dat (and in the same way!).

Best wishes


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