[tex-live] [Bug 240823] [NEW] UKenglish hyphenation patterns don't work with babel

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Fri Jun 27 12:44:31 CEST 2008

Hi dear TeX Live Team, especially the babel masters,

on Ubuntu the following bug was filed:

On Mi, 18 Jun 2008, Torsten Bronger wrote:
> After having installed "texlive-lang-ukenglish", I had to change the
> file /usr/share/texmf-texlive/tex/generic/config/language.dat in the
> following way:
> ukenglish       ukhyphen.tex
> =british
> =UKenglish
> I had to append the last two lines.  Otherwise, babel wouldn't switch to
> UK hyphenation patterns properly because it doesn't know "ukenglish" but
> only "british" and UKenglish".

Is this still true? Does babel expect british or UKenglish?

That would effect TL2008, too!!

Thanks for any comments!

Best wishes


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