[XeTeX] Question about polyglossia and babel

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 09:03:46 CET 2010

I've been puzzled for a while because my TL2010 distribution appears to load
Babel by default very early in the format file.


$ xelatex
> This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9997.4 (TeX Live 2010)
>  restricted \write18 enabled.
> **\relax
> entering extended mode
> LaTeX2e <2009/09/24>
> Babel <v3.8l> and hyphenation patterns for english, dumylang,
> nohyphenation, ge
> rman-x-2009-06-19, ngerman-x-2009-06-19, afrikaans, ancientgreek, ibycus,
> arabi
> c, armenian, basque, bulgarian, catalan, pinyin, coptic, croatian, czech,
> danis
> h, dutch, ukenglish, usenglishmax, esperanto, estonian, farsi, finnish,
> french,
>  galician, german, ngerman, swissgerman, monogreek, greek, hungarian,
> icelandic
> , assamese, bengali, gujarati, hindi, kannada, malayalam, marathi, oriya,
> panja
> bi, tamil, telugu, indonesian, interlingua, irish, italian, kurmanji, lao,
> lati
> n, latvian, lithuanian, mongolian, mongolianlmc, bokmal, nynorsk, polish,
> portu
> guese, romanian, russian, sanskrit, serbian, slovak, slovenian, spanish,
> swedis
> h, turkish, turkmen, ukrainian, uppersorbian, welsh, loaded.
> *

saying \listfiles shows only

 *File List*
>  article.cls    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
>   size10.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
>  ***********

so the call to babel must be in the fmt setup.  Will try to find it later

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