[OS X TeX] arabic numbering with hebrew in babel
Michael Sharpe
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Tue Jun 9 00:21:17 CEST 2015
> On Jun 8, 2015, at 2:51 PM, Art Werschulz <agw at comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I’m in the process of (co-)writing a textbook. Said book will have a solutions manual, and so I’m using the answers package. Chapters having exercises in the book begin with \chapterwithexercises, rather than \chapter. This new control sequence is defined via
>
> \usepackage{answers}
> \Newassociation{soln}{solution}{answers}
> \newcounter{chapterans}
> \newcommand\chapterwithexercises[1]{
> \chapter{#1}
> \setcounter{chapterans}{\value{chapter}}
> \addtocounter{chapterans}{-1}
> \Writetofile{answers}{}
> \Writetofile{answers}{\protect\setcounter{chapter}{\arabic{chapterans}}}
> \Writetofile{answers}{\protect\chapter{#1}}
> }
>
> THe resulting file answers.tex has
>
> \setcounter{chapter}{0}
> \chapter{Sets}
> \begin{solution}{1.6.1}
> (a), (b), (d), (f) and~(h) are true.
>
> Note that (c) is false because the set $T$ is not contained in
> itself; (e) is false because there is no element in $T$ that is
> the set containing the elements $3,5, \text{and}~44$; (g) is
> false for a similar reason to (e) and (i) is false because $T =
> T$ and therefore cannot be a proper subset of itself.
>
> \end{solution}
>
> and suchlike.
>
> This works fine, until I bring babel into the picture. We’re going to have a few lines of Irish Gaelic and Hebrew in the book’s dedication.
>
> The file answers.tex now has material such as
>
> \setcounter{chapter}{\@@number{1}}
> \chapter{Sets}
> \begin{solution}{\protect \beginL \protect \beginL 2\endL .\protect \beginL 6\endL \endL .\protect \beginL 1\endL }
> (a), (b), (d), (f) and~(h) are true.
>
> Note that (c) is false because the set $T$ is not contained in
> itself; (e) is false because there is no element in $T$ that is
> the set containing the elements $3,5, \text{and}~44$; (g) is
> false for a similar reason to (e) and (i) is false because $T =
> T$ and therefore cannot be a proper subset of itself.
>
> \end{solution}
>
> When I run this through pdflatex, I get the following
>
> ! Improper \spacefactor.
> <recently read> \spacefactor
>
> l.37 \setcounter{chapter}{\@@number{1}}
>
> ?
>
> ! Package calc Error: `\@m ' invalid at this point.
>
> See the calc package documentation for explanation.
> Type H <return> for immediate help.
> ...
>
> l.37 \setcounter{chapter}{\@@number{1}}
>
> ?
> [3]
> Chapter 1.
> ! Improper \beginL.
> <argument> Exercise \protect \beginL
> \protect \beginL 2\endL .\protect \begi...
> l.39 ...nL 6\endL \endL .\protect \beginL 1\endL }
>
> ?
>
> after which I give up.
>
> Suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks!
One possibility is to create a separate page with the dedications making use of babel, and keep babel out of your main document source. You'd then include the dedications page using \includegraphics.
Michael
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