Finnish hyphenation in LaTeX

It took me quite some time to get Finnish hyphenation working with LaTeX and babel. I don’t know why current Linux distributions seem to comment out languages, I never had this problem before. But here are the steps to get Finnish hyphenation working:

  1. Run texconfig and select hyphenation and latex. In the editor remove the comments from those languages that you want to use (finnish in this case).
  2. Run fmtutil --all in the shell
  3. Now the generic instructions of appending
    \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
    \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
    \usepackage[finnish]{babel}
    

    to the preamble of the document will work

Thank goodness for Google though…

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