[tex-live] hyphen -- nearly all languages added by default

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 12:06:12 CEST 2016

On 16 June 2016 at 10:44, Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
> Hi,
> just get a report that language.dat nearly all hyphen are added by
> default (package  hyphen-base).

This must be a misinformation. The hyphen-base package only adds the
Knuth's English patterns.

It is true though that the "default" full installation of TeX Live
installs all hyphenation patterns.

> Shouldn't this be done by AddHyphen execute of the specific hyphen
> package?

This is already the case.

It used to be the case until TL 2016 that hyph-utf8 shipped all the
patterns and hyphen-<language> packages only enabled those patterns in
language.dat(.def). But since recently even the patterns themselves
are shipped by individual packages.

See http://tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Master/tlpkg/tlpsrc/hyphen-german.tlpsrc?revision=40340&view=markup
for example.


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