[texhax] Conflict with mathtools and lucimatx

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 15:29:43 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Axel E. Retif <axel.retif at mac.com> wrote:
> On  4 Jun, 2008, at 07:18, Morten Høgholm wrote:
>> My gut feeling is that it may be resolved if you load mathtools before
>> loading babel with the french option.
> That's it! Thank you!

You're welcome.

The problem is the definition of centercolon feature. Getting babels
active characters to play nicely with the same characters being
math-active only can be troublesome. By loading mathtools first babel
just overwrites whatever mathtools did to the colon and the problem is
gone. Of course, it means you can't use the feature...

When I find a good solution for breqn (where all math symbols and
characters are macros in math mode), I'll adopt it for mathtools as

> I didn't use to load any package before babel. I did it with
> \usepackage[10pt]{type1ec} because those are the specific instructions, and
> then I thought to do the same with fixltx2e.
> Now ---taking advantage of your generosity: as mathtools
> \RequirePackage{amsmath}, do I need to load amsmath or can I just load
> mathtools?

It loads amsmath automatically and will take amsmath options as well.


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