[tex-live] babel - problem

Joanna Ryćko typoagrafka at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 15:54:36 CEST 2008

Hi Jonathan,

thanks for your quick reaction:

2008/9/11 Jonathan Kew <jonathan at jfkew.plus.com>:
> Hi Joanna,
> On 11 Sep 2008, at 2:45 PM, Joanna Ryćko wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I installed TL08 today under Win XP and I'm experiencing a big (for
>> me) problem with the babel package. Everytime, I compile a file (with
>> pdflatex), which loads the babel package (with any language-option) I
>> get the following error:
>> (c:/Programme/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/babel.sty
>> Package: babel 2008/07/06 v3.8l The Babel package
>> (c:/Programme/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/ngermanb.ldf
>> Language: ngermanb 2008/07/06 v2.6n new German support from the babel
>> system
>> (c:/Programme/texlive/2008/texmf-dist/tex/generic/babel/babel.def
>> File: babel.def 2008/07/06 v3.8l Babel common definitions
>> ! Undefined control sequence.
>> \main at language ...bbl at main@language \bbl at patterns
>>                                                 {\languagename }
>> l.131 \main at language{english}
> Try rebuilding the pdflatex format file (fmtutil --byfmt pdflatex).

It helped! Thanks!
I actually did rebuild all the formats using the GUI, but it didn't
help at all. What's the difference between rebuilding all the formats
via GUI and rebuilding only pdflatex via command line?


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