[XeTeX] XeLaTeX, polyglossia, babel, hyperref, fontspec, ...

Ulrike Fischer news2 at nililand.de
Sun Sep 7 17:55:27 CEST 2008

Am Sun, 7 Sep 2008 16:39:55 +0200 schrieb Peter Dyballa:

> Am 07.09.2008 um 14:59 schrieb Ulrike Fischer:
>> E.g. the following (posted
>> some time ago on the texlive-list) can give an error because of a
>> missing .fd-file:
> In TeX Live 2008 the example seems to work, no missing FD file ...

Yes. After the discussion the .fd-file was added. But if you look in the
log-file you will see that depending the position of babel different
.fd-files are loaded. That shows that babel has an effect on fonts:
Babel can change the encoding (and so also the font used) for single
glyphs or for a whole range of chars (e.g. greek). 

In the case of italian the problematic glyph is the guillemet you get
with "<. It will work properly only if you load babel before xltxtra
*and* T1-encoding before babel. 

 Italian «» "<

That's not very problematic if you normally don't use the shortcut "<.
But it shows that there are interferences between babel and

Ulrike Fischer 

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