[XeTeX] polyglossia bug (?) and conflict with "ledpar"

Florian Grammel Grammel at gmx.net
Sat Aug 9 14:02:23 CEST 2008

I just happily replaced babel with polyglossia 1.0.1 (from CTAN) and ran into two problems, both exemplyfied in the minimal example attached:

a) using font-commands like \textit inside polyglossia's "other language"-commands works as expected. But having e.g. \textfrench{...} outside one of these formatings doesn't have any effect on the output.
Babel renders both usages as italics - so I hoped polyglossia would, too.

b) calling the package "ledpar" in the header of my document I still get the same polyglossia-behaviour as described in a) when changing the language with \text<lang>-command. Strangely enough the \begin{lang}-environment does display italics in both cases, *but* inserts the language's name and a "]" into the text, where the switch occurs.

Are there any chances of getting this fixed or should I keep on using babel for the time being?
Best regards,


Florian Grammel

Gentofte, Denmark

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