CTAN Update: hyph-utf8

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Fri Jun 26 13:15:53 CEST 2009

On Fri, 26 Jun 2009, Mojca Miklavec and Arthur Reutenauer submitted an update to 



Modern native UTF-8 engines such as XeTeX and LuaTeX need hyphenation patterns 
in UTF-8 format, whereas older systems require hyphenation patterns in the 8-bit 
encoding of the font in use (such encodings are codified in the LaTeX scheme 
with names like OT1, T2A, TS1, OML, LY1, etc).

The present package offers a collection of conversions of existing patterns to 
UTF-8 format, together with converters for use with 8-bit fonts in older 
systems.  Since hyphenation patterns for TeX are only read at iniTeX time, it is 
hoped that the UTF-8 patterns, with their converters, will completely supplant 
the older patterns.

Location on CTAN: /language/hyph-utf8/
Summary description: UTF-8 hyphenation patterns
License type: other-free

Announcement text: 
Synchronize changes from dehyph-exptl v0.20:
 - improvements in hyph-de-1901.tex, hyph-de-1996.tex
 - added Swiss-German patterns with traditional ortography

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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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