I've got problems making TexMaker / MikTeX 2.9 use polish hyphenation rules. As from what I've read on this forum (e.g. here), babel package should automatically load polish hyphenation rules after setting:


but it doesn't seem to do so. Until now, I always end up creating a long list of

\hyphenation{ wordslist }

in the preamble to correct for mis-hyphenated words. Isn't there a way to configure babel / TexMaker / MikTeX to load a specific file, i.e. hyph_pl_PL.dic? I recall such a possibility in TeXnic Center (correct me if I'm wrong).

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  • Check in the .log file for a "No hyphenation patterns" message. – egreg Mar 20 '12 at 8:46
  • Go to the MiKTeX Settings in your start menu and check if polish is enabled. Then, babel should work as you directed it. Texmaker has nothing to do with hyphenation in your document, and neither has TeXnicCenter. They only provide spell-checking for your source code. – doncherry Mar 20 '12 at 8:46
  • Yes, Polish is enabled. Nevertheless some (pretty many) words get hyphenated wrong. Can it be the problem is OS specific? I just installed TexMaker on Windows (created the question while on Linux) and hyphenation looks OK – mmm Mar 20 '12 at 14:04
  • @egreg .log states hyphenation for polish is loaded – mmm Mar 20 '12 at 14:05
  • @mmm Can you produce some examples, please? My suspect is that you're inadvertently changing the language. – egreg Mar 20 '12 at 14:06