I tried to typeset a plain TeX document with the
ngerman.sty macro set. Unfortunately, I get the following output for a simple test file containing nothing but
This is TeX, Version 3.1415926 (TeX Live 2013/Debian) (./q.tex (/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/tex/generic/german/ngerman.sty v2.5e 1998-07-08 ngerman -- \language number for ngerman undefined, default 255 used, ngerman -- Please read "gerdoc.tex" how to install hyphenation patterns.) ) No pages of output. Transcript written on test.log.
First, I'd like to know if this is an error and if yes, how do I fix it? The same error appears when I try to typeset the document with
pdftex. I am a bit new to plain TeX and this is the first time I try to do something slightly complex after reading the TeXbook. I use TeXlive on Ubuntu 14.04.1. As far as I am concerned, all packages from the TeXlive distribution are installed on my system