[Xy-pic] xy-pic conflicts with Babel?

Aivo Jürgenson kala at tux.linux.ee
Fri Apr 14 21:43:15 CEST 2006


It seems that I have found the conflict between xypic and babel packages. 
The following file



 	*++[F.] {\txt{Avada seif\\X EEK}}="A1"


produces the following error message:

aivo at jitsu:~/kool/magister/tekst/joonis/seif$ pdflatex test-minimal.tex
This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>
Babel <v3.8d> and hyphenation patterns for american, estonian, 
nohyphenation, l
Document Class: article 2004/02/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
(/usr/share/texmf-tetex/tex/generic/xypic/xy.tex Bootstrap'ing: catcodes,
docmode, (/usr/share/texmf-tetex/tex/generic/xypic/xyrecat.tex)

  Xy-pic version 3.7 <1999/02/16>
  Copyright (c) 1991-1998 by Kristoffer H. Rose <krisrose at ens-lyon.fr>
  Xy-pic is free software: see the User's Guide for details.

Loading kernel: messages; fonts; allocations: state, direction,
utility macros; pictures: \xy, positions, objects, decorations;
kernel objects: directionals, circles, text; options; algorithms: 
edges, connections;  Xy-pic loaded)
  Xy-pic option: All features v.3.3
  Xy-pic option: Curve and Spline extension v.3.7 curve, circles, loaded)
  Xy-pic option: Frame and Bracket extension v.3.7 loaded)
  Xy-pic option: Computer Modern tip extension v.3.3
  Xy-pic option: More Tips extension v.3.3 loaded) loaded)
  Xy-pic option: Line styles extension v.3.6 loaded)
  Xy-pic option: Rotate and Scale extension v.3.3 loaded)
  Xy-pic option: Colour extension v.3.3 loaded)
  Xy-pic option: Matrix feature v.3.4 loaded)
  Xy-pic option: Arrow and Path feature v.3.5 path, \ar, loaded)
  Xy-pic option: Graph feature v.3.7 loaded) loaded))
! Use of \next@ doesn't match its definition.
<argument> ...*++[F.] {\txt {Avada seif\\X EEK}}="
l.11 }

When I uncomment the \usepackage[estonian]{babel} line, the file works 
fine and produces correct PDF output.

Could you give me some pointers, what other things to check for and where 
else to report this problem, is this is indeed a bug, not my misusage. So 
far I haven't found anything about this error message or conflicts from 

Aivo Jürgenson, kala at linux.ee

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