[texhax] Second replies: problems of text's positionings in balloons with «xdvi» and «Pstricks».

Uwe Lueck uwe.lueck at web.de
Thu Mar 12 22:52:41 CET 2015

At 2015-03-12 17:27 +0100, I wrote, strongly motivated to 
put it back to the list ... still I failed ....
-- replying to Yves Perret and Herb Schultz:

I had to change the babel line into


to get it compiled. TeX Live may appear in different
flavours with different files [on different installations
... once received different fonts with the amd64 version 
than with the i386 version].



seems not to be needed, as the source file contains
a set-up "by hands" for French characters needed.

-- U. L.

Yves Perret wrote off-list 2015-03-11 12:28 +0100:

Good evening Mister Schultz,

in accordance with your suggestion, I added in the script
«algorigramme_minimal.latex» the instruction line
«\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}» and at first I commented the original
line «\usepackage[francais]{babel}». But with this set of parameters,
the compilation fails:

> latex algorigramme_minimal.latex
This is TeX, Version 3.14159 (Web2C 7.3.7x)
LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>
Loading CZ hyphenation patterns: Pavel Sevecek, v3, 1995
Loading SK hyphenation patterns: Jana Chlebikova, 1992
Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang,
nohyphenation, cz
ech, slovak, german, ngerman, danish, spanish, catalan, finnish,
french, ukengl
ish, greek, croatian, hungarian, italian, latin, mongolian, dutch,
norwegian, p
olish, portuguese, russian, ukrainian, serbocroat, swedish, loaded.
Document Class: article 2001/04/21 v1.4e Standard LaTeX document class
`PSTricks' v97 patch 14 <1999/12/23> (tvz)
(/opt/TeX/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pst-char.tex v97 patch 3,
(/opt/TeX/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pst-coil.tex v97 patch 2,
(/opt/TeX/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pst-eps.tex v97 patch 1,
(/opt/TeX/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pst-fill.tex v97 patch 2,
(/opt/TeX/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pst-grad.tex v97 patch 1,
(/opt/TeX/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pst-node.tex v97 patch 11,
(/opt/TeX/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/pst-plot.tex v97 patch 2,
(/opt/TeX/texmf/tex/generic/pstricks/multido.tex v1.4, 93/01/14

! Package babel Error: You haven't defined the language french yet.

See the babel package documentation for explanation.
Type H <return> for immediate help.

l.6 \select at language{french}

? H
Your command will be ignored, type <return> to proceed
? h
Sorry, I already gave what help I could...
Maybe you should try asking a human?
An error might have occurred before I noticed any problems.
``If all else fails, read the instructions.''

? x
No pages of output.
Transcript written on algorigramme_minimal.log.

Now, whether I write


or I write this


following the both orders, the compilation succeeds, but the problem of
the wrong positioning of texts with respect to its balloon, after the
accomplishment of the «xdvi» command, remains again !.

Yves Perret

le Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:00:41 -0500
Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> a écrit:
> > On Mar 11, 2015, at 6:38 AM, Yves Perret <yves.perret at megamail.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > <algorigramme_minimal.latex>
> Howdy,
> The file seems to be saved as Latin9 so I added the line
> \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
> (actually latin9 may be a super-set of how it's saved --- it might be
> latin1). It then seems to compile fine.

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