[tex-live] Latvian support in TeXLive

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 16 00:56:23 CEST 2009

Kārlis Repsons <karlis.repsons at gmail.com> wrote:

> There are ready and usable manual instructions for making teTeX ready for 
> Latvian at [1], it would be great to push those things right into TeXLive, so 
> nobody would have to do manual work, also in TeXLive things are a bit 
> different! 

if you want this to happen you should

0) make sure everything is clearly licensed "free" (preferably lppl)

1) get the hyphenation patterns accepted by the hyphenation group -- see

2) submit the babel material to the latex project (using the latex bugs

3) submit the ancillary materials to ctan for a directory

unfortunately, tex live doesn't work by sticking parts of an existing
tree into some tex live tree, so:

> In short, that is whats to be done for teTeX:

really doesn't help much.

(note that i'm not involved in building tex live, but i know that other
existing language support gets to tex live as i've outlined.)

(note, further, that there is small chance of getting latvian babel
support accepted by the latex project.  unfortunately, you need to try;
ctan will accept babel support pending acceptance by the latex project,
but not otherwise.)

robin fairbairns
  ctan support
  latex project member

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