[XeTeX] Polyglossia, babel and xelatex

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu May 12 12:28:43 CEST 2011

Am Thu, 12 May 2011 11:26:56 +0200 schrieb Jean-Louis Cordonnier:

>> The main problem with polyglossia is that for some language (e.g.
>> french) its language file is much less sophisticated. 

> What does that mean exactly ?

Look in gloss-french.ldf and compare it with frenchb.ldf: 

The polyglossia file has 120 lines, changes the spaces after
punctuation and defines some names (\chaptername=chapitre etc). 

frenchb.ldf contains over 1000 lines of codes and also change a lot
of typographical details (like lists). 
The documentation can be found here:

Ulrike Fischer 

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