Could you please guide me to load the Oxford Dictionary in LaTeX?
I am using MikTeX 2.5 with
Yes, I need to load the Oxford Dictionary hyphenation patterns in LaTeX.
is the right choice. Instead of
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
declaration produces the following message in the
In this case you have to go to the MiKTeX control panel to enable the language.
(This is not really an answer, but a bit long for a comment and it belongs on both Igor and egreg's answers ...)
Searching through the files, I found that the hyphenation file for British English (as mentioned by both Igor and egreg) contains the following comment:
does satisfy the requirement to "use the Oxford hyphenation patterns" (I presume that OUP uses these patterns for its infamous dictionary).
(As this is really an extended comment, I feel I can get away with the following remark: I congratulate your client on insisting on the best. Not for choosing UK over US (that's an obvious one), but for choosing Oxford over ... the Other Place.)
You can't load a dictionary into LaTeX or TeX. You have to load so called hyphenation patterns which is what babel does.
LaTeX format (i.e. the
just announces that the active (current) hyphenation patterns are those of American English. You might want to load British hyphenation patterns via
but I am not aware if there are critical differences from American English hyphenation patterns.