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

Henning Makholm henning at makholm.net
Sat Apr 15 02:19:34 CEST 2006

Scripsit Aivo Jürgenson <kala at tux.linux.ee>

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

It is well known. The problem is that Babel changes the catcode of the
" character, but so when the Xy-pic parser compares the "s in your
picture to the " tokens that were created when xy.tex were read, they
have different catcodes, and you get a parse error.

The cure is to load Xy-pic _after_ other packages (such as Babel) that
do catcode tricks.

Henning Makholm                                    "*Vi vil ha wienerbrød!*"

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