[NTG-context] format generation -- again!

Alan Bowen acbowen at Princeton.EDU
Thu Jun 1 22:23:09 CEST 2006

Using the latest version of Gerben’s i-Installer (expert mode), I  
completely erased teTeX,
re-installed the 2005 x86pc version, and then re-installed the latest  

cd /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/
grep agr cont-en.log

	encoding        : coding agr is loaded
	language        : patterns for agr not loaded
	language        : patterns for agr not loaded
and no more, which means that the ancient Greek hyphenation patterns
are not available, though they presumably should be since the files  
lang-agr.hyp and
lang-agr.pat are in the right place,

When I try to regenerate the formats using

sudo ruby /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/scripts/context/ruby/ 
texmfstart.rb texexec --make --all

I get the error message

language        : patterns agr for agr loaded (n=24,e=agr,m=agr)
! Nonletter.
\rawcharacter ...r\or   \or
\or     \or
                                                   \or \or \or \or  
\or \...
l.37 α2Ϊ

So no Greek hyphenation. I am baffled. And Thomas cannot reproduce  
the problem at his end.
So, if anyone has any suggestions they will be gratefully received.

By the way, if it is at all relevant, I am running Mac OS X 10.4.6 on  
a Power Mac G4 450 MHz.


On May 31, 2006, at 10:25 AM, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:

> Alan,
> I really have no idea what's wrong there, but it must be a
> misconfiguration on your system. I just double-checked: wiped the  
> entire
> TeX installation on my laptop. Reinstalled with Gerben's installer,
> expert mode, texlive 2005. Everything fine. Run Gerben's Context
> updater. I get version 2006-05-28, greek hyphenation is included.  
> To be
> sure, I run texmfstart texexec --make --all afterwards, again, formats
> are generated without any problem. That's all I can say: it's not a
> ConTeXt problem and not a problem with Gerben's distribution; for the
> rest, I really can't be of any help because I can't reproduce the
> problem. My only guess would be: see if there's a directory "web2c" in
> your ~/Library/texmf and if there is, try moving it out of the way,  
> but
> this is just a far shot.
> Good luck
> Thomas
> On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 06:46 -0400, Alan Bowen wrote:
>> It’s the file I was compiling in making the log from which the
>> excerpt came.
>> Alan
>> On May 30, 2006, at 5:02 PM, Thomas A. Schmitz wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 16:45 -0400, Alan Bowen wrote:
>>>> **&cont-en 2005-12-03_Lautner.tex
>>>> (./2005-12-03_Lautner.tex
>>> What is this Lautner.tex thing?
>>> T.

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