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NAME

       fmtutil.cnf - configuration file for fmtutil

DESCRIPTION

       The   fmtutil.cnf  file  contains  the  configuration  information  for
       fmtutil(8).  Each line contains the name of the format (e.g.,  ``tex´´,
       ``latex´´,  ``omega´´),  the  name  of  the engine that is used by that
       format (e.g., ``tex´´, ``etex´´, ``omega´´), the  pattern  file  (e.g.,
       language.dat, language.def), and any arguments (name of an .ini file).

       Fields  are separated by whitespace and complete lines can be commented
       out with ``#´´.  The ``pattern file´´ field cannot be used to define  a
       file  that  is  used while building the format.  It tells fmtutil which
       files (separated by commas) the format creation procedure reads and  it
       has  an  effect  to  the  options  --showhyphen and --byhyphen.  If the
       format has no way to customize hyphenation, a  ``-´´  can  be  used  to
       indicate this.

NOTES

       The   tex(1)   and   amstex(1)  formats  always  load  hyphen.tex.   No
       customization by  a  pattern  file  is  available  for  these  formats.
       Therefore,  the  pattern-file  field  for the tex and amstex is usually
       indicated to be empty (``-´´).

       You can, however, build customized formats on top of  plain  tex(1)  or
       amstex(1)  by  using  bplain.tex  instead of plain.tex (b for the Babel
       system). See, for example, the bplain.ini file for the bplain format).

       etex(1) loads language.def, not language.dat.

       Symbolic links to  the  correct  engines  (e.g.,  bplain  ->  tex)  are
       generated  by  the texlinks(8) script.   Remember to run texlinks(8) if
       you run fmtutil(8) yourself, rather than using the  FORMATS  option  in
       texconfig(8).

FILES

       fmtutil.cnf
              default configuration file

       language.dat
              hyphenation pattern file

       language.def
              hyphenation pattern file

       language.dat.lua
              hyphenation pattern file

SEE ALSO

       amstex(1), etex(1), fmtutil(8), tex(1), texconfig(8), texlinks(8).

       Web page: <http://tug.org/teTeX/>

BUGS

       None  known,  but  report any bugs found to <tetex@dbs.uni-hannover.de>
       (mailing list).

AUTHOR

       fmtutil.cnf was written by Thomas Esser  <te@dbs.uni-hannover.de>,  and
       is Copyright 1998, 1999 but released into the public domain.

       This  manual  page was written by C.M. Connelly <c@eskimo.com>, for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system.  It may be used by other distributions without
       contacting  the  author.   Any mistakes or omissions in the manual page
       are my fault; inquiries about or corrections to this manual page should
       be directed to me (and not to the primary author).



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