[tex-live] texlive-xetex and accents bug

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 15:49:13 CEST 2008

You don't mention the xetex version you are using.

Both TL2007 (This is XeTeXk, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.996 (Web2C 7.5.6))
and TL2008
(This is XeTeXk, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.0 (Web2C 7.5.6)) give the correct
result here (Fedora 8).

You might consider doing your own tests on TL2008 before it is
released so you won't get stuck with a bug for another year.   The
diversity in testing the more likely bugs can be fixed before
they are passed on to millions of users.

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Meho R. <meho_r at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed a bug in texlive-xetex package that is shipped with Ubuntu 8.04
> (texlive-xetex 2007.dfsg.1-2), but today I noticed that this exists in
> openSUSE 11's package too (texlive-xetex 2007-177.1). I reported this at:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/224787
> since I thought that's only in Ubuntu, but it seems that this is
> texlive-xetex bug in general. Description of bug is:
> If using "\=" and "\^" commands for accents after which later in the word
> comes "-" with "xelatex" run, characters between accents and "-" are
> repeated twice, so, e.g., if entered this: "Uj\=unul-eser" one gets this as
> a result: "Ujûnul-nul-eser" instead of "Ujûnul-eser". Jonathan said that
> this was a bug that was fixed around August 20, 2007, but it seems that it
> is still present in Hardy version of texlive-xetex. Choice of font doesn't
> influence the result, it is same for .otf, .ttf, pfb. Plain LaTeX hasn't
> this problem.
> Note that in Debian Sid's repo (texlive-xetex 2007.dfsg.1-2) this bug was
> corrected.
> Here's a sample code to test it:
> Here is sample code for "xelatex" run:
> \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrbook}
> \usepackage[cm-default]{fontspec}
> \usepackage{xunicode}
> \usepackage{xltxtra}
> \defaultfontfeatures{Scale=MatchLowercase,Mapping=tex-text}
> \setmainfont{URW Palladio L}
> \begin{document}
> Uj\=unul-eser
> \end{document}

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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