[OS X TeX] Request re testing of TeX Live i-Package

Frank STENGEL fstengel at mac.com
Sat Oct 28 16:50:34 EDT 2006

Le 28 oct. 06 à 21:19, Jonathan Kew a écrit :

> On 28 Oct 2006, at 2:18 pm, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> On 28 Oct 2006, at 19:20 , Frank STENGEL wrote:
>>> By the way (I gather these question are TeXLive specific)
>>> -- Why the xu- prefixes for the various hyphenation files?
>> XeTeX wrappers for the underllying hyphenation files.
> Indeed. To explain a little more: many of the existing pattern  
> files are tied to particular (non-Unicode) font encodings, and will  
> behave incorrectly (or fail entirely) if loaded as Unicode by  
> xetex. Therefore, they are provided with "xu-" wrappers that test  
> whether the engine is xetex, and if so, reconfigure character codes  
> as necessary. For non-xetex engines, the wrappers do nothing.

Right. I should have tried looking at the hyphenation files/wrappers  
to understand what was different.

>>> -- Why the change in the order the hyphenation files are given?
> Does it matter? There's no reason to expect the set of hyphenation  
> files or their order to remain unchanged from one release to the  
> next, let alone from one distribution to another. (There will be  
> differences between TL2005 and TL2006, for example.)

I does not matter at all, I was just being nosy. To be honest, I was  
just surprised that *all* hyphenation patterns were selected, and  
looking for the ones I wanted to keep was a bit (yes, I am lazy ;-))  

Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)

------------------------- Info --------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
          & FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/

More information about the MacOSX-TeX mailing list