PATGEN(1)                                               PATGEN(1)

NAME
       patgen - generate patterns for TeX hyphenation

SYNOPSIS
       patgen   dictionary_file   pattern_file   log_file  trans-
       late_file

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page is not meant to be exhaustive.  The  com-
       plete  documentation  for this version of TeX can be found
       in the info file or manual Web2C: A TeX implementation.

       The patgen program reads the dictionary_file and  produces
       the  pattern_file,  writing a transcript of its actions on
       the log_file.  The dictionary_file should contain  a  list
       of hyphenated words and previously-generated patterns.

       The  patterns thus generated can be read by initex for use
       in hyphenating words. For a (very) long  example  of  pat-
       gen's  output,  see  $TEXMFMAIN/generic/hyphen/hyphen.tex,
       which contains the patterns TeX uses for English.  At some
       sites,  patterns for several other languages may be avail-
       able, and the local tex programs may have them  preloaded;
       consult  your Local Guide or your system administrator for
       details.

       All filenames must  be  complete;  no  adding  of  default
       extensions or path searching is done.

FILES
       $TEXMFMAIN/generic/hyphen/hyphen.tex
           Patterns for English.

SEE ALSO
       Frank  Liang,  Word  hy-phen-a-tion  by  com-puter,  STAN-
       CS-83-977, Stanford University Ph.D. thesis, 1983.
       Donald E. Knuth, The TeXbook, Addison-Wesley,  1986,  ISBN
       0-201-13447-0, Appendix H.

AUTHORS
       Frank  Liang  wrote  the  first  version  of this program.
       Peter Breitenlohner made a substantial  revision  in  1991
       for  TeX  3.   The  first  version  was  published  as the
       appendix to the TeXware technical report,  available  from
       the  TeX  Users Group. Howard Trickey originally ported it
       to Unix.

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