[tex-live] setting up babel in TeX-Live - language selection

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Sun May 23 22:08:23 CEST 2010

Le 23/05/2010 21:05, Thomas Jung a écrit :
> How can I change the suported languages with
> an existing installation of TeX Live?
Hum, why do you want to change this? Additional language won't make tour
document longer to compile, or the resulting pdf bigger.

> I found a language.dat file (windows) in
> "C:\texlive\2009\texmf\tex\generic\config" which seems
> to be the right file to edt, but I don't know if I can just
> edit that file.
> What do I have to respect if I would like to change
> that settings in TeX-Live?
You should disable language with entries in




assuming you want to disable french and greek. Then run

tlmgr --rebuild-sys generate language

to re-generate the file language.dat and the formats that depend on it.

> But it would be good if the TL Update Manager will
> update all languages when updating, not only the
> selected ones.
I don't understand what you mean.

> Btw and to the developers:
> It would be gould if a user can change the settings after
> the installation and tlmgr sould be extended by such a dialog.
There is no point in disabling languages IMHO.


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