[XeTeX] Status of babel and polyglossia in xelatex

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 12:29:11 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 12:04:55 +0100, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
> Am Wed, 9 Dec 2009 18:55:59 +0800 schrieb Vladimir Lomov:

> >> You should in general _not_ use babel if you use a language which
> >> needs another script (like russian) as it will switch fontencodings
> >> and probably clash with fontspec. 

> > I want to try fontspec features :). I know that babel uses fontencodings
> > while this is not neccessary for xelatex (is it?).

> Xelatex needs fontencodings too but as it is unicode orientated and
> can handle large fonts it doesn't to switch between fontencoding so
> often.
Hm, I thought that _because_ xelatex could handle large fonts it doesn't
need fontencoding at all! Where fontencoding could be used in xelatex?
May be in math mode?

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