[Xy-pic] Double-quotes with Babel in XYPic

Kristoffer H Rose krisrose at us.ibm.com
Mon May 14 18:14:23 CEST 2007

Dear Daniel,

You write, on the Xy-pic User's Guide:

> I think you should point out  the following in the next version:
> When you need to place double-quotes while using the package Babel in any

> other language than English, especially German, it is vital to precede
> by the command \shorthandoff{"}, or else the double-quotes won't be
> recognized by LaTeX. If you could please mention that in the guide in a
> future version, it took me hours to figure out what the problem was!
> Many thanks in advance,
> Yours sincerely,
> Daniel Kupelwieser.

Many thanks for the hint: that is a novel solution to a problem that has
plagued many Xy-pic + babel users.  I'm forwarding it to the (archived)
list where Xy-pic is being discussed now.  There are no plans of releasing
any further versions of Xy-pic but if there is interest we can, of course,
move the entire project sources to SourceForge which will make it easier to
grow the package further.  (The lack of a good PDF backend is still
itching, for example. :-)

Best regards,

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con-fuser43 at web.de wrote on 05/14/2007 10:33:56 AM:

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