LaTeX hyphenation rules

Can anybody tell me how to change the hyphenation rules in LaTeX ? I can't find any information about it.
I would like to use a dutch hyphenation pattern. I'm not an expert in this matter.  I saw that it was possible to change these rules for iniTeX. Can I use it as well for LaTeX ?


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You should be able to use hte babel package in Latex. E.g.


loads english and dutch, making dutch the default. Lateron, you can say


to switch language. I use it for german texts and it works very good.

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stef1Author Commented:
Indeed Babel is necessary, but you also should uncomment the language (e.g. dutch) while running texconfig.

So Babel is just a part of the job.
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