[XeTeX] "new-babel", was: Ancient Greek hyphenation

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sat Apr 28 22:05:59 CEST 2007

Le 28 avr. 07 à 20:11, Will Robertson a écrit :

> On 29/04/2007, at 1:08 , François Charette wrote:
>> So we now have four votes for "polyglossia", and three for
>> "babble". But
>> let's wait for Will, Bruno, Yves, Axel and others to give their
>> vote :-)
> My vote is for "mem", but that's up to Javier :)

I fear that fun names like "babble" feel a bit silly after some time.  
Hence my "vote" would go to "polyglossia". I quite liked the proposal  
"meltingpot" from a few messages back in this thread, too.

That said, either babel, meltingpot or polyglossia reflects a  
markedly Western influence: European or North American history and  
languages. This doesn't reflect the variety of languages, alphabets,  
language directionality and so forth that XeTeX makes accessible to  
TeX. Are there words from Asian, Arabic, African, or any other non- 
Western language that would suggest the same concept?

If it weren't already taken, I would have gone for "ubuntu" ;-)


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