[NTG-context] optional hyphenation patterns in ancient Greek

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Sat Mar 30 15:40:53 CET 2019

On 3/26/19 9:42 AM, Arthur Reutenauer wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 08:57:40PM +0100, Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
>> I read your original message when you sent it, but the issue with that
>> kind of hyphenation exceptions is that they are document-based
>   No.  Why would they be restricted to a single document?

Where should I add it to have it in all my documents?

I guess that even in that case it would be restricted to the
distribution I’m using. (I mean, I had to add them again if I use
another computer.)

For me, adding the command to the document (or the distribution) would
be easier. But this isn’t about my documents or myself.

>> This is why I asked for the discussion of a new pattern set.
>   Well, my contribution was sent five months ago, you didn’t reply to it
> until now, and since you talk about hyphenation exceptions above I
> suspect you haven’t really understood it.

Sorry for my delayed reply, but I don’t have much time to devote it to
these issues (they are pure hobby for me).

I also had to check the reference for the alternate hyphenation (I
didn’t had the book myself and I wasn’t near to a library where I could
lend it).

In my documents, I have been using \registerhyphenationpattern for more
than three years (to enable a hyphenation with a line starting with "no"
at the beginning of the line).

> It doesn’t use exceptions at all, and takes instead advantage of
> LuaTeX’s ability to manipulate the pattern set on the fly.  As such,
> it can actually be a step towards an entirely new pattern set, but it
> is of course not complete.

Sorry for my inaccuracy, I know that \registerhyphenationexception is a
different command from \registerhyphenationpattern.

> I am however not prepared to put even more effort into this unless
> you contribute something too yourself.

I only wanted to discuss the issue before providing the patch with the
patterns (at least) at GitHub.

To avoid misunderstandings, I have just edited the title of the issue at
GitHub (https://github.com/hyphenation/tex-hyphen/issues/34).

>> But I didn’t know that ConTeXt doesn’t allow them. So, this has to be
>> solved before a different pattern set could make sense in ConTeXt.
>   This paragraph is either nonsensical or counterfactual.  I don’t
> understand what you’re trying to say.

With “pattern set” I meant an optional pattern set that allows the
hyphenation of all pair of consonants that don’t start a word (γ-μ, but
not γ-ν) which are blocked in the main hyphenation pattern set.

I don‘t know how, but this optional set has to be loaded with the main
hyphenation patterns.

I don’t know how to add those patterns as alternate ones. But I’m going
to provide the patch with the needed hyphenations.

Many thanks for your help,


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