[oXygen-user] Couldn't find hyphenation pattern en_US

Sorin Ristache
Wed May 5 04:46:54 CDT 2010


The remedy is to add a jar file with the hyphenation files for the 
language of the TEI file (en_US) to the [Oxygen-install-folder]/lib 
folder. Apache FOP does not embed hyphenation files due to licensing 
restrictions but these files can be downloaded from the OFFO project:


However that error does not stop FOP processing on my computer in Oxygen 
10.3 (which includes Saxon-B and in later Oxygen versions. I 
get the following error in the Apache FOP output:

SEVERE: Couldn't find hyphenation pattern en_US

but the PDF output file is generated. I just saved the content of


as a local XML file and applied the predefined TEI P5 PDF transformation 
scenario. I get the same result if I apply the scenario directly to the 

What Oxygen build number do you use? It is available in the Help -> 
About dialog. Do you run a custom transformation scenario? Did you set 
an Apache FOP configuration file in Preferences? Do you get the same 
result if you open the URL from menu File -> Open URL and apply the same 


On 5/4/2010 8:23 PM, Janusz S. Bień wrote:
> I experiment with transforming TEI to PDF using the file
>    http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ENRICH/gBank/gBank.xml?style=raw
> The first error I get is
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> SystemID: /home/jsbien/ENRICH/all/gBank.xml
> Engine name: Saxon-B
> Severity: error
> Description: The process 'FOP' ended with code: 1.
> The error was:
> 2010-05-04 14:32:51 org.apache.fop.hyphenation.Hyphenator getHyphenationTree
> SEVERE: Couldn't find hyphenation pattern en_US
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> The problem seems independent of the current locale. What is the remedy?
> Best regards

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