[XeTeX] XeLaTeX & Babel

Ulrike Fischer news2 at nililand.de
Sun Aug 3 17:47:16 CEST 2008

Am Sun, 03 Aug 2008 10:57:22 -0400 schrieb Fr. Michael Gilmary:

> Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for english, usenglishmax, 

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

Yes. babel consist of two parts: hyphen.cfg which define some core
commands and load hyphenation patterns (through language.dat).
hyphen.cfg is loaded during the format generation. And then there is the
actual babel package which can be loaded in the document. polyglossia is
a replacement of this actual package. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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