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

Ross Moore ross at maths.mq.edu.au
Wed Sep 22 01:31:55 CEST 2004

On 22/09/2004, at 8:34 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> 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.

It seems to be compiled into my  xetex.xfmt  file.

Starting a job with:


produces .log  output as follows:

This is XeTeXk, Version 3.14159-2.1-0.82 (Web2C 7.5.2)
  %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2001/06/01>
Babel <v3.7h> and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang, 
nohyphenation, ge
rman, ngerman, spanish, french, ukenglish, dutch, loaded.
 > \endL=\endL.
l.2 \show\endL


Thus Babel has been loaded already, and  \endL  is known.

Starting with

     \TeXXeTstate=0 \relax

makes no difference.

Here's the directory info for my format file:

rossmoor% ls -lL /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf-local/web2c/xelatex.xfmt
-rw-r--r--  1 root  staff  1763862 11 Jun 23:36 

I'm not sure whether that was 'out-of-the-box' or built locally.



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