[XeTeX] mathspec and polyglossia

Tobias Schoel liesdiedatei at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 9 16:49:30 CET 2012

When switching to xetex, I had problems with mathspec and the 
"-shorthands as well (I write in German). You should work without 
"-shorthands or without mathspec. It's probably easier to work without 
mathspec, if you can work with unicode-math instead (saying: you can use 
a suitable font).

On 08.03.2012 22:43, Vadim Radionov wrote:
> Dear list members,
> I have a problem using mathspec with Greek key together with polyglossia
> with some languages, probably those using " shorthands. Check the
> following example (with and without (Greek) or Russian language selection):
> \documentclass{minimal}
> \usepackage{mathspec}
> \setmathsfont(Digits,Latin,Greek){Minion Pro}
> \usepackage[no-sscript]{xltxtra}
> \usepackage{polyglossia}
> \setdefaultlanguage{russian}
> \newfontfamily\russianfont{Minion Pro}
> \begin{document}
> Проверка: $a+b=\alpha$
> \end{document}
> Is there any workaround, or mathspec should not be used?
> Thank you in advance,
> Vadim

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