[tex-live] changed hyphenation after update to texlive 2012

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 11:35:09 CEST 2012

On 14 July 2012 09:03, Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>wrote:

> Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:
> > Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> >
> > > [btw, someone mentioned that the pattern file for uk english may have
> > > been replaced, yet your evidence is that it hasn't...  the non-freeness
> > > of the original derived from the oxford university press' insistence on
> > > no change to the patterns, which were derived from oup files.]
> >
> > I do not recall OUP insisting on this,

OUP didn't say anything about file names or versions.  They said we could
use their tape of hyphenated words to generate TeX hyphenation patterns as
long as the data on that tape itself wasn't distributed.  That was all.

It's faintly possible that I have the original correspondence somewhere.
I'll have a rummage.


PS I can't remember the oldest filename for the UK patterns, but it would
have had an eye to the 8+3 DOS filename limitation. uk-hyph.tex,
ukhyph.tex, ukhyphen.tex or some such.

> my memory is fading in my old age.  (i knew that, actually ... ;-)
> > but I do believe that Dominik
> > and I were in complete agreement with Don as regards hyphenation files :
> > once created, the file ("UKHYPHEN.TEX", at the time, I think) must
> > remain immutable, otherwise legacy documents cannot be re-processed
> > in the future to produce, and it was for this reason that the file
> > contained imperatives to the effect that, if the contents were changed
> > for any reason, it must NOT be redistributed with the same or similar
> > name.  Dominik may well wish to contribute to this thread.
> file names aren't really the issue nowadays, imo: the issue is no more
> (nor less) than "passing off".  few people collect files together and
> build their own format; they grab a distribution (tl, miktex, ...) and
> install it.  the people who put distributions together are the ones who
> choose the files, and they're unlikely to be fooled.  (it seems not, in
> this case.)
> we need a comment from the tl hyphenation people.
> robin
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