# How do I select the hyphenation algorithm I want to use.

I'd like to use a particular hyphenation pattern, not linked to the language I defined as main language (with polyglossia in xelatex).

Is there something like this:?

\selecthyphenation{french}

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Strictly speaking, you don't want to change the algorithm, but only the patterns (used as data in the algorithm), so the title of your question is a bit misleading... –  mpg Nov 5 '10 at 5:01

I think you would likely use:

 \usepackage{polyglossia}
\setdefaultlanguage{english}
\setotherlanguage{french}


 \begin{french}