[OS X TeX] TeXLive 2006, babel, and hyphenation patterns

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jan 17 09:07:03 EST 2007

On 17 Jan 2007, at 3:25 am, Gary L. Gray wrote:

> I just noticed that TeXLive 2006, installed from one of Dick's  
> recent distributions, loads a huge number of hyphenation patterns.  
> From my console:
> Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax,  
> dumylang, noh
> yphenation, arabic, basque, bulgarian, coptic, welsh, czech,  
> slovak, german, ng
> erman, danish, esperanto, spanish, catalan, galician, estonian,  
> german, finnish
> , french, greek, monogreek, ancientgreek, croatian, hungarian,  
> interlingua, iby
> cus, indonesian, icelandic, italian, latin, mongolian, dutch,  
> norsk, polish, po
> rtuguese, pinyin, romanian, russian, slovene, uppersorbian,  
> serbian, swedish, t
> urkish, ukenglish, ukrainian, loaded.

This is normal; the default setup loads all available patterns (so  
that no reconfiguration or format rebuilding is necessary if you  
request one of these in a document some day). If you don't use them,  
they shouldn't affect you.

> With this in mind, I am trying to use the datetime package and I  
> keep getting the error:
> ! Package fmtcount Error: No support for language 'ukrainian'.
> See the fmtcount package documentation for explanation.
> I looked in the documentation for fmtcount and it doesn't help. Is  
> this error happening because of what babel is loading?

The presence of the hyphenation patterns in the format shouldn't  
cause this (unless the package is buggy, I suppose).

I don't see this when I try a simple example:

   Hello world at \currenttime.

This works fine with a current TeXLive snapshot, which should be very  
similar to Dick's recent packages. If you're still having trouble,  
perhaps you could show a complete (but minimal) example, and the  
resulting log file.


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