# [XeTeX] Polyglossia "broken"?

Arash Zeini arash.zeini at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 16:23:50 CEST 2011

On Wednesday 21 September 2011, VAFA KHALIGHI wrote:
> fontspec loads xunicode and xunicode has been updated recently. What
> happens if you load exaccent before polyglossia?

Nothing. I get the same error messages as before.

Arash

> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:04 AM, Arash Zeini <arash.zeini at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for all the posts. Vafa's mail below answers my question about
> > recent
> > changes.
> >
> > Loading xkeyval before polyglossia takes care of the problem in the
> > minimal example, but not in my actual document where I also load
> > exaccent. In this case I receive complaints about \upperaccent and other
> > defined.
> >
> > Arash
> >
> > On Wednesday 21 September 2011, VAFA KHALIGHI wrote:
> > > I do not know about your other error messages but I guess they all
> > > should be related to fontspec. A similar questions was asked on the
> > > TeXLive mailing list and Wagner perhaps thought that your question was
> > > on the TeXLive mailng list; that is why...
> > >
> > > fontspec does not load xkeyval anymore (but used to load xkeyval),
> > > polyglossia uses xkeyval but does not load it since it loads fontspec
> > > and fontspec used to load xkeyval anymore.
> > >
> > > 2011/9/21 Arash Zeini <arash.zeini at gmail.com>
> > >
> > > > On Wednesday 21 September 2011, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> > > > > 2011/9/21 Arash Zeini <arash.zeini at gmail.com>:
> > > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > See the previous thread open by Alex Hamann
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for your prompt response. I am unable to locate a recent and
> > > > relevant
> > > > thread started by Alex Hamann.
> > > >
> > > > Vafa's suggestion of loading xkeyval before polyglossia reduces the
> > > > number of
> > > > errors drastically but brings up new ones related to exaccent, which
> > > > I load after xkeyval and polyglossia.
> > > >
> > > > My apologies if I am missing the obvious. I am wondering what could
> >
> > have
> >
> > > > changed in the past week or so.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks and best wishes,
> > > > Arash
> > > >
> > > > > > I updated my vanilla TexLive 2011 installation two days ago and
> >
> > have
> >
> > > > > > since been unable to compile my document correctly. Nothing has
> > > > > > changed in my document but I now receive 181 error messages, most
> >
> > of
> >
> > > > > > which relate to polyglossia. Here are some examples:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Package polyglossia Warning: \english at font@rm is not defined on
> >
> > input
> >
> > > > > > line 27.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ! Extra \fi.
> > > > > > \inlineextras at german ...ds \german at shorthands \fi
> > > > > >
> > > > > > l.183 ...e (\textgerman{individuelle Lebensdauer}
> > > > > >
> > > > > >                                                  ').\footnote{For
> >
> > an
> >
> > > > > > altern...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > My editor opens up this section of polyglossia.sty:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > %% ensure localization of \markright and \markboth commands
> > > > > > %%% THIS IS NOW DISABLED BY DEFAULT
> > > > > > \define at boolkey{polyglossia}[xpg@]{localmarks}[false]{%
> > > > > >
> > > > > >   \ifbool{xpg at localmarks}{%
> > > > > >
> > > > > >      \xpg at info{Option:~ localmarks}%
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ...
> > > > > >
> > > > > > And this minimal example successfully reproduces the errors:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,oneside]{memoir}
> > > > > > \usepackage{fontspec}
> > > > > > \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine O}
> > > > > > \usepackage{polyglossia}
> > > > > > \setdefaultlanguage[variant=british]{english}
> > > > > > \setotherlanguages{german, french}
> > > > > >
> > > > > > \begin{document}
> > > > > > \begin{quote}
> > > > > >
> > > > > >        \textgerman{Die Wahrheit wird, auch hier, in der Mitte der
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Gegensätze liegen \dots}
> > > > > > \end{quote}
> > > > > > \end{document}
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Does anyone happen to know what might cause these errors?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Best wishes,
> > > > > > Arash

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