[XeTeX] Command \providelength already defined

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu Feb 11 18:32:36 CET 2016

Am Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:33:22 +0000 schrieb Arthur Reutenauer:

>> It may be that polyglossia is more careful about re-defining commands.
>   As I said, polyglossia isn't the package that defines that command,
> neither is dialogue.  It could be interesting to investigate in more
> details but I really don't have the time right now. 

The one is moredefs (Mark Swift, 2001) which uses \newcommand and so
clash if the commands are already defined. The other makecmds
(Maintainer: Will Robertson) which uses \def and so overwrites

Ulrike Fischer 

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