[XeTeX] again russian, german, english...

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Thu Feb 16 18:01:57 CET 2006

On 16 Feb 2006, at 11:16 am, Martin Henning wrote:

>> Using the language name "american" (or its synonym "USenglish") in  
>> your document will be most reliable, in that it should work  
>> regardless of future changes to your LaTeX/language.dat setup.  
>> Using the name "english" means that on a different system, or  
>> after some future update, you may end up seeing British  
>> hyphenation again; the meaning of "english" is (deliberately)  
>> configuration-dependent.
> That's what I did and it leads to what you expected. Thank you very  
> much for your help, this seems to be settled finally! Except for  
> the pdf-bookmarks and my figures - which seem to be floating  
> wherever they want - i am all happy now!

The PDF bookmarks [in Cyrillic] can't be done with XeTeX currently,  
as far as I know; you'll have to either make do with Latin-script  
bookmarks, or find a tool to add/edit them afterwards. Sorry, that's  
a known limitation (I hope it will not remain that way too much longer).

And floating figures.... no, I'm not even going to think about it!  
Sounds like an issue for the LaTeX experts. :)

Best wishes,


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