CTAN Update: hyph-utf8
One more version before TeX Live 2011 release will probably follow. Changes since the previous version: - support for loading multiple pattern & exception files in LuaTeX (low level change) - load patterns for Latin and Cyrillic scripts for Serbian simultaneously - Coptic patterns for 8-bit engines are now included in hyph-utf8 - new version of German hyphenation patterns - support both U+0027 and U+2019 as apostrophe in Unicode engines
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Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Rainer Schöpf
hyph-utf8 – Hyphenation patterns expressed in UTF-8
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 Knuthian-style TeX systems are only read at iniTeX time, it is hoped that the UTF-8 patterns, with their converters, will completely supplant the older patterns.
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