[XeTeX] biblatex and xetex issue

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Wed Sep 25 09:36:56 CEST 2013

Am Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:28:38 +0200 schrieb Joel GOMBIN:

> Hi,
> I encountered a small issue while trying to use biblatex with xetex. I
> reported it to biblatex but they said it wasn't a biblatex-related issue
> (see https://github.com/plk/biblatex/issues/162#issuecomment-24971883)
> With the exact same params passed to biblatex, when I compile with pdflatex

Your example bib-entries are much too long, and as you can see from
the comments you didn't describe your actual problem.

But your input of the french entry is wrong: Don't add spaces before
the punctuations (" ensemble :" should be " ensemble:"). This spaces
are inserted by xelatex and pdflatex. Also change the hyphenation
key to  hyphenation = {french}.

If you want that the french entry uses the french spaces before the
punctuation but not the british one use as option "babel=other" or
"babel=other*". babel=hyphen will only change the hyphenation rules,
which means that every entry use the french spaces (as french is
your main language). 

Ulrike Fischer 

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