[tex-live] Language-local.dat and list of languages with loaded patterns

Claudio Beccari claudio.beccari at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 23:51:02 CEST 2011

Hi, here I ma again with an innocent glitch I found in dealing with 

Ia am experimenting the patterns for a new language. According to 
TeXLive.pdf I inserted the relative lines in language-local.dat and put 
this file into 2011//texmf-local/tex/generic/config/

Then I ran "sudo tlmgr generate language.dat" and a new language.dat was 
created containing the information relative to my patterns.

then I ran "sudo fmtutils-sys pdflatex" and the pdflatex.fmt and log 
files were produced. Opening the .log file the new language defines 
language 53.

To this point everything is OK.

The I tested the format by running pdflatex on an already available file 
(no matter what it is) end opened the .log file of this run. As you know 
the first twenty lines of the log file contain the list of the language 
patterns that were loaded; surprise! the new language is not listed 
either in the 53rd position or in alphabetical order. No written trace 
of the new patterns.

If I run pdflatex on a file the uses that language the patterns 
apparently work well, in spite of the fact that the language is not 
listed in the log file.

Should I check something else or do you find the same behavior?

Claudio Beccari

(MacTeX 2011, Mac OS Lion)

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