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

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Mon Jun 2 17:46:09 CEST 2014

Am Tue, 3 Jun 2014 00:05:43 +0900 schrieb Norbert Preining:

>> Yes. In both cases I see errors in the ldf which explains the
>> behaviours.

> Well, can someone with more knowledge check the other language
> attributes?

I don't know any of the languages.

> It seems that at some point in history there was a misunderstanding
> on how to write code for the define language attribute thingy...

I don't think so. In the case of russian the wrong text for june is
in such a definition:

\def\daterussian at ancient{....}

It is quite difficult to see how one could misunderstand the
"@ancient" in the command name (but easy to see that one could
confuse \cyri and \cyrii).

The latin bug is quite different and you only found it because you
started to looking at the attributes.

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Ulrike Fischer
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