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Re: hyphenation in non-English languages

From: Norbert Preining
Subject: Re: hyphenation in non-English languages
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 20:22:43 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Hi Werner,

On Do, 02 Okt 2008, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>   . The basic trick is to process the texinfo file with `eplain'
>     instead of `tex'.  With TeXLive, this gives access to all
>     configured hyphenation patterns.  `bplain' would do the same, but
>     there is (currently) no soft link to the `tex' binary.

What is bplain, we can add it ...

> Other languages can be handled similarly.  You can use any input
> encoding -- since texinfo has hardcoded support for CM fonts only,
> words with accented letters aren't hyphenated anyway.

Hmm, that is not the best option. Any way around that?

> A minor problem is that there is no `pdfeplain' command in TeXLive
> yet, but this is very easy to fix.

That is the easiest thing to fix.

Karl will answer.

Best wishes


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