[XeTeX] Babel

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Fri May 4 16:06:12 CEST 2012

On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 06:33:03AM -0700, Apostolos Syropoulos wrote:
> > 
> > Well, when you compare a LaTeX package to a TeX engine you either don’t
> > know what you are talking about or deliberately committing a logical
> > fallacy, pick your choice.
> Do you think I don't know the difference between a typesetting engine
> and a package? When I talk about babel I mean obviously LaTeX and the 
> package and when I talk about XeTeX I obviously mean XeLaTeX and some package. 

No, that is not obvious to me given that nothing inherent in Babel that
prevents it from working with (and taking advantage of) new engines,
just like LaTeX does (the so called XeLaTeX is just the plain old LaTeX
with few trivial adaptations for XeTeX, it is not like we are talking
about a completely new format here).

If you think LaTeX is too archaic and should be put in museum (I do),
that is a different story.


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