[tex-live] ANN: Switch to hyph-utf8 and inclusion of language.def handling

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jun 24 10:07:27 CEST 2008

Hi all,

just to give you a short notice:

We have switched the whole hyphenation system of current TeX Live to use
the new hyph-utf8 pattern submitted to CTAN, thanks to Mojca, Arthur,

These patterns are now used for all formats.

That switch brought also a new feature, namely that language.def is now
also handled in the same way as language.dat, so xetex/pdftex etc will
have the same languages available.
That brought loads of changes in the tlpsrc, several new hyphen-*.tlpsrc
have been  created, and and the inclusion into the collections updated,
some have been split etc etc.

That would BTW be a good time to think about better placement of some
languages ...

Anyway, please report any problems you might encouter.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining at debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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