[tex-live] language.def

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Tue Jun 17 11:54:50 CEST 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 08:17:26AM +0200, Norbert Preining wrote:

> - What should be done with those missing
> 	lefthyphenmin=
>   in the language.def file? Empty arguments {}?

No, etex.src defines \addlanguage:

  \def \addlanguage #1#2#3#4#5% language patterns exceptions lhm rhm
    {\expandafter \et at xlang \csname lang@#1\endcsname
     \expandafter \chardef \csname lhm@#1\endcsname=#4 % V1.0-1
     \expandafter \chardef \csname rhm@#1\endcsname=#5 % V1.0-1

It does not check for empty arguments and the arguments
must be numbers because of \chardef.
  Perhaps the original values of plain-TeX
(USenglish: 2 for lhm and 3 for rhm) could be
used as default if more correct values are missing.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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