[XeTeX] XeLaTeX & Babel

Fr. Michael Gilmary FrMichaelGilmary at MaroniteMonks.org
Sun Aug 3 16:57:22 CEST 2008

Thank you, Apostolos, but, if it's true that

> babel is for LaTeX/pdfLaTeX and polyglossia is
> for XeLaTeX.
then the minimal example below should not have babel load when 
processed, right?

\documentclass[letterpaper, 11pt]{memoir}
\setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Minion Pro}

This is a test.


But the output begins with:

Sun Aug  3 10:52:46 EDT 2008
This is XeTeXk, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.996 (Web2C 7.5.6)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2005/12/01>
Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, 
dumylang, noh
yphenation, arabic, basque, bulgarian, coptic, welsh, czech, slovak, 
german, ng
erman, danish, esperanto, spanish, catalan, galician, estonian, farsi, 
 french, greek, monogreek, ancientgreek, croatian, hungarian, 
interlingua, ibyc
us, indonesian, icelandic, italian, latin, mongolian, dutch, norsk, 
polish, por
tuguese, pinyin, romanian, russian, slovenian, uppersorbian, serbian, 
turkish, ukenglish, ukrainian, loaded.
etc, etc.

Will this concurrence of babel continue with Xe(La)TeX in TL2008? Is it 
loaded automatically with LaTeX?

United in adoration of Jesus, 

fr. michael gilmary, mma

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