[OS X TeX] Re: Context problem

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Fri Oct 15 12:13:48 CEST 2004

On 15 Oct 2004, at 10:50 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Attempting to run XeTeX with TL2004 results in Czech hyphenation 
> formats being read instead of the standard ones during creation of 
> xetex.fmt and xelatex.fmt (and babel being thus messed up). I think 
> this results from the TDS having changed between TL2003 and TL2004.

> PS: Some technical details. With TL 2004, during creation of pdfLaTeX 
> you'll get:
>> running `etex -ini   -jobname=latex -progname=latex *latex.ini' ...
>> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3) (INITEX)
>> ...
>> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/generic/babel/hyphen.cfg
>> ...

> On the other hand during creation of XeLaTeX you'll get:
>> running `xetex -ini   -jobname=xelatex -progname=xelatex 
>> *xelatex.ini' ...
>> This is XeTeX, Version 3.14159-2.1-0.871 (Web2C 7.5.2) (INITEX)
>> ...
>> (/usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.tetex/tex/cslatex/hyphen.cfg
>> ...

There's the problem: searching for hyphen.cfg, xetex is finding the 
file in tex/cslatex in preference to the one in tex/generic/babel.

I don't know why xetex should find a different file from that found by 
pdfetex; could it be that there are engine-specific path entries in 
texmf.cnf that affect things? When I get a few minutes to try the 
TL2004 setup, I'll take a look.


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