[luatex] Luatex replacement for the babel package

Diederick C. Niehorster dcnieho at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 14:48:11 CET 2011

Have a look at polyglossia. It is a babel replacement for XeteX,
although its (new) maintainer is planning to take a good look at
LuaTeX compatibility, soon hopefully.

I'm not sure to what extent it is already working well with LuaTeX,
but give it a shot.


On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 21:20, Ralf Meyer <rameyer at uni-math.gwdg.de> wrote:
> The babel package does several useful things like adapting important
> words like “chapter” and “table” and the date and hyphenation patterns
> to different languages. But it also has several problems with LuaTeX.
> With many languages it makes " active, interfering with lua strings. And
> for some languages like Greek and Russian it simply does not work.
> It should be easy to reimplement the useful features of babel so that
> they work in LuaTeX, even for non-Latin script languages. Is there
> already a macro package that does that?
> Ralf Meyer

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