[tex-live] [OT] Re: patterns generation & editing

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sat Jul 10 14:52:47 CEST 2010

Le 10/07/2010 12:07, Taco Hoekwater a écrit :
> Almost totally off-topic, but I though this was a fun subject.
Right. Thank you for you very detailed explanations, I learned quite a lot.

Meanwhile, I heard of a very interesting article in the Cahiers Gutenberg (in
French) about French hyphenation patterns and the work done on them in 1994:
comparison of the different set of patterns existing at that time, automated
testing of the patterns over a large database of hyphenated French words, and
manual correction and extension of the pattern list in order to correctly
hyphenate the words in this database).


Anyway, the conclusion of this sub-thread about whether pattern files are their
own source seems to be: it depends. (Which is probably not that surprising,
after all.)


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