[Dev-luatex] Cron <luatex at boekplan> /var/www/luatex.org/www/bin/luatex-svn

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Sep 5 16:43:43 CEST 2010

On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 04:35:16PM +0200, Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> On 09/05/2010 02:55 PM, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> >>>[changes from svn/cron]
> >>>>* hyphenation exceptions are now case sensitive
> >>>Does that mean that if I write
> >>>\hyphenation{man-u-script}
> >>>"Manuscript" will not be covered?
> >>
> >>Yes, exactly. It seemed a reasonable thing to do,
> >>considering that it is considerably easier to add another
> >>exception than it is to prevent an unwanted hyphenation if it
> >>is defined by an exception.
> >
> >While I don't have an opinion at all on whether this is good or not, won't this
> >
> >a) break TeX compatibility and
> Yeah, sure it does. But LuaTeX's language handling is already
> incompatible in other ways, so that is not a big deal.
> >b) will make existing documents (hyphenation exceptions) "fail" ?
> Yes, for example:
>    bla bla bla. Declination is ....
> will not use the standard hyphen.tex exception for "Declination".
> Personally, I think this is acceptable. But if there are objections,
> I can go back to being case-incensitive, it is not that important.

Since we are using different hyphenation patterns anyway (may be except
for English), then I think it is better to adapt hyphenation patterns, I
don't even see a reason for defaulting to Knuth's patterns for English,
since the output is likely to be different anyway.


 Khaled Hosny
 Arabic localiser and member of Arabeyes.org team
 Free font developer

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