# [Tex/LaTex] LaTeX Hyphenation

babelhyphenation

Could you please guide me to load the Oxford Dictionary in LaTeX?

I am using MikTeX 2.5 with \usepackage[english]{babel}.

Yes, I need to load the Oxford Dictionary hyphenation patterns in LaTeX.

The declaration \usepackage[english]{babel} loads hyphenation patterns for American English. If British English hyphenation patterns are preferred, then

\usepackage[british]{babel}


is the right choice. Instead of british one can also say UKenglish.

Upgrading to MiKTeX 2.9 is recommended, as the 2.5 version enables only a few languages (and British English is not among them); it's possible to enable other languages with MiKTeX's control panel also in 2.5, but the 2.9 version is more up-to-date and highly recommendable.

You can see whether British English hyphenation patterns are not preloaded if the

\usepackage[british]{babel}


declaration produces the following message in the .log file:

Package babel Warning: No hyphenation patterns were loaded for
(babel)                the language British'
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