[XeTeX] Howto change captionlabels with Polyglossia and komascript

Marcel Stadelmann marcel.stadelmann at gmx.net
Tue Oct 28 08:54:15 CET 2008

Thanks for clarifying this subject.

Marcel Stadelmann

Am 27.10.2008 um 22:22 schrieb Alexey Kryukov:

> On Sunday 26 October 2008, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>>> With the polyglossia package it doesn't work anymore. Does somebody
>>> know how to change the captionlabels when polyglossia is used? I
>>> work with the komascript class scrartcl.
>> I would try simply \renewcommand\figurename{Abb.}
> This will not work, because localized strings are redefined each time
> a language switching command is executed. So, indeed, the lack of a
> command similar to \addto seems to be a serious disadvantage of the
> polyglossia package. BTW there was an \oaddto command in antomega,
> but, unfortunately, it was not incorporated into polyglossia together
> with other stuff.
> Last time I faced this problem I resolved it by loading babel
> together with polyglossia, while babel was needed solely to provide
> the \addto command. Of course I would prefer to have a better  
> solution.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Alexej Kryukov <anagnost at yandex dot ru>
> Moscow State University
> Historical Faculty
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