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This is the central place for hyphenation patterns in TEX. They are all bundled in a single package called hyph-utf8.

For pattern authors

If you are a pattern author and wish to update your patterns, please contact the hyph-utf8 package maintainers through the tex-hyphen mailing list .


The list of supported languages is in the table below. Note that German and Spanish have additional documentation in a separate file.

(if patterns for any other language exist and are missing below please let us know)

This list is very incomplete; the full list of supported languages will be displayed when Mojca lets me merge the pull request -- Arthur.

  name, synonyms code
(link to file)
(left, right)-
licence authors
German, traditional spelling german, traditional spelling de-1901 (2, 2) T2M MIT, LPPL
hsb (1, 1) L4 custom
cu (2, 2) L4 MIT
Liturgical Latin liturgical latin la-x-liturgic (1, 2) T2X MIT Claudio Beccari
Bulgarian bulgarian bg (2, 2) L4 LPPL, MIT Georgi Boshnakov
German, reformed spelling german, reformed spelling de-1996 (2, 1) T2M MIT, LPPL
German, Swiss spelling german, swiss spelling de-ch-1901 (2, 3) T2M MIT, LPPL
ru (2, 2) QX custom
cs (1, 2) T2M custom
French french fr (1, 2) QX MIT
Ancient Greek ancient greek grc (2, 3) T2M LPPL
zh-latn-pinyin (1, 2) T2X custom
Latin latin la (1, 1) T2X MIT, LPPL

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