(La)TeX adaption to the Nordic Languages
Plain TeX adaption
There exists a package to help people using plain TeX to typeset
documents in the Nordic languages:
contains hyphenation patterns for various European languages as well
as useful macros making it easy to choose different
languages. The author is Ivar Aavatsmark
The standard LaTeX distribution contains the main support needed for
typesetting in the Nordic languages:
In addition, you will need hyphenation patterns.
- an extended character set (the EC fonts using the T1 encoding),
- the Babel package for selecting languages.
Patterns are known for the following Nordic languages:
created by Frank Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- created by Kauko Saarinen.
- created by Jorgen Pind (email@example.com).
patterns require Iplain, an Icelandic version of
- created by Lars Gunnar Thoresen and Dag F. Langmyhr
There also exists an alternative set of
patterns for hyphenating
according to the pre-1973 rules; this was created by Ivar
Aavatsmark (Ivar.Aavatsmark@nho.hydro.com). If you
use these patterns, you should specify
No work has yet been done on hyphenation patterns for the
- created by Jan Michael Rynning (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To use BibTeX for documents in a Nordic language, you should use a
BibTeX style adapted to that language; if not, you get words like
and in the bibliography.
The following BibTeX styles for the Nordic languages are known to me:
- Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho (email@example.com) has
translated the plain style into Finnish; it is called
Juha Haataj has created two Finnish bibliography styles:
- cscalpha uses alphabetic
- finn is an author-year style.
(It requires use of the natbib package.)
- The four standard styles have been translated into Norwegian
and are available as
These styles have been extended with fields isbn and issn.
Customize your own BibTeX style
Using the custom-bib program, it is easy to generate your own
BibTeX style. The file
is a ZIP file that contains the program and documentation.
Maintained by Dag Langmyhr.
If you hear of additional information for adapting (La)TeX to the
Nordic languages, please let me know.
Last updated 2007/06/05.