[XeTeX] Interaction between utf8accents.sty and babel's german.ldf

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Sep 22 00:34:32 CEST 2004

On 21 Sep 2004, at 11:24 pm, Ross Moore wrote:

> On 22/09/2004, at 8:07 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>> That solves the problem completely. Sorry, I've been terribly busy 
>> (and will be until the end of this month) and didn't monitor the list 
>> closely enough. I remembered vaguely seeing a posting mentioning the 
>> issue of missing \relax'es, but couldn't trace it back, and couldn't 
>> remember whether the changes had been incorporated into the latest 
>> release of utf8accents.sty.
> Great.
> It's nice to know that the problem fits neatly into a low-level 
> category
> rather than having to cope with special cases...
>> Thanks for the fix and quick response,
>  ... nevertheless, I'd still like an example with your preamble.
> My own attempts are hitting warnings like:
> ! Improper \endL.
> <recently read> \endL
> l.2 \select at language {british}

Unless something else is getting very confused, this suggests that for 
some reason Babel is generating TeX--XeT-style directionality controls, 
which are only valid if \TeXXeTstate=1 is specified at the start of the 
job. The \beginL, \endL, \beginR, \endR primitives are undefined unless 
the bidirectional typesetting extension is specifically enabled.


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