[XeTeX] A simple polyglossia question: preserving formatting in foreign language insertions

Marko Rot type4heart at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 23 11:56:15 CEST 2009

Hello all,

Is it possible to enter short insertions of the foreign text while
preserving formatting?

For example, if I need

{\em Italic English text ... \textlatin{Italic in Latin language} ... more
italic English text}

will not work as expected, so I must use additional formatting inslide
\text<lang>{...} each time I insert a foreign text. (Of course, using
\begin{latin}...\end{latin} in this example will produce the same non-italic

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