[tex-live] Serious (?) problem with Babel and language attributes

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Jun 2 10:08:15 CEST 2014

Am Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:54:59 +0900 schrieb Norbert Preining:

> I don't know *when* this mess started, but it seems that
> the other language attributes are also broken.

Well I can't read russian so I can't say if the actual words are
okay. But if I compare some of the differences of "normal" and
"ancient" russian I get the results I would expect from the coding,
here for \bibname:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[T2A]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[russian]{babel}
%\languageattribute{russian}{ancient}
\begin{document}
current value:

\bibname

modern code:  %in \captionsrussian

\cyr\CYRL\cyri\cyrt\cyre\cyrr\cyra\cyrt\cyru\cyrr\cyra

ancient code: % in \captionsrussian at ancient

\cyr\CYRB\cyri\cyrb\cyrl\cyrii\cyro\cyrg\cyrr\cyra\cyrf\cyrii\cyrya
\end{document}

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Ulrike Fischer
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