[tex-live] serious `slovak' Babel bug

Werner LEMBERG wl at gnu.org
Mon Jan 4 15:21:27 CET 2010

>> It might be acceptable that the ^^xx notation fails within a
>> Slovakian language environment since the circumflex has been made a
>> shorthand, but this is not the case here.
> This is a general babel behaviour: the catcodes of the various
> shorthands are not reset at language switches.

Well, the `latin' language module shows how to handle it in a graceful

>>  Especially in the light of the recent discussion of using the ^^xx
>> notation instead of `real' 8bit character codes it's quite
>> important IMHO to fix this problem.
> Well I doubt a bit that many users use ^^xx in the document, and ^
> in math works still fine.

A bug is a bug is a bug.  At least it should be documented!


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