============================================================ The Ibycus-Babel interface version 3.0 as of 2005-11-23 ============================================================ Peter Heslin p.j.heslin(at)dur.ac.uk Walter Schmidt w-a-schmidt(at)gmx.net Overview -------- This package provides a way of integrating the Ibycus font for polytonic Greek and other fonts with the same encoding into the standard Babel language framework for LaTeX. It provides for automatic hyphenation of Greek in the Ibycus encoding. What's new in version 3.0 ? --------------------------- Use of alternative typefaces with Ibycus encoding is supported. The hyphenation patterns (file ibyhyph.tex) were corrected to fix a bug regarding the use of "lunate sigmas". The macro code includes a workaround to avoid the bug babel/3796. Requirements ------------ 1) You must have installed the Ibycus fonts. (The related macros are, however, not needed.) 2) LaTeX must be based upon an eTeX program, rather than on `ordinary' TeX. Installing the hyphenation patterns ----------------------------------- The file ibyhyph.tex provides the hyphenation patterns for the Greek language with the particular encoding of the Ibycus fonts. Store the file in a directory where LaTeX will find it. To make LaTeX actually use it, edit the configuration file for the hyphenation patterns. Most likely, the file has the name "language.dat" in your TeX system. Add the following line to this file: ibycus ibyhyph Thus, you establish a relation between the language name "ibycus" and the file name "ibyhyph.tex". Update the filename database (if applicable) and create a new LaTeX format file, which will use the additional hyphenation patterns. If you do not know how to do this, check the documentation of your TeX distribution, or consult the FAQ at http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=formatstymy ibyhyph.tex was generated from a set of Greek hyphenation patterns for LGR encoding, using the Perl script ibyhyph.pl and adding further patches affecting the processing of the "lunate sigma". The script ibyhph.pl is part of the distribution for reference puposes only; it is not needed by the TeX system. | Since the pattern file has changed with version 3.0, | you must update this file and re-make the LaTeX format, | even if you have installed a previous release of the | Ibycus-Babel interface already. Installing the macro files -------------------------- Store the documented source file ibycus-babel.dtx, the related installation script ibycus-babel.ins and the file ibyhyph.pl in an appropriate directory of your TeX system, e.g., in texmf/source/latex/ibycus-babel. In this directory, run the installation script ibycus-babel.ins through LaTeX: latex ibycus-babel.ins Doing so will create the following files: ibycus.ldf lgifib.fd lgienc.def Move them to a directory, where LaTeX can find them, e.g., texmf/tex/latex/ibycus-babel. | If you have installed the previous version 1.5, remove | ibycus.ldf from the directory texmf/tex/generic/babel, | where it used to be installed automatically. Finally, update the filename database (if applicable). Documentation ------------- Use of the Ibycus-babel interface is described in the document ibycus-babel.pdf. Store it in an appropriate directory of your TeX system. Testing ------- Compile the file ibycus-babel-test.tex. Examine the printed result, and check the list of possible hyphenation points in the log file. You can see if these match those given in the comments in the source of ibycus-babel-test.tex, near the end of the file. -- finis
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ibycus-babel – Use the Ibycus 4 Greek font with Babel
The package allows you to use the Ibycus 4 font for ancient Greek with Babel. It uses a Perl script to generate hyphenation patterns for Ibycus from those for the ordinary Babel encoding, cbgreek. It sets up ibycus as a pseudo-language you can specify in the normal Babel manner. For proper hyphenation of Greek quoted in mid-paragraph, you should use it with elatex (all current distributions of LaTeX are built with e-TeX, so the constraint should not be onerous).
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extra language ‘drivers’ for existing multilingual packages|
support for typesetting Greek