[tex-live] serious `slovak' Babel bug

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 15:37:44 CET 2010

2010/1/4 Werner LEMBERG <wl at gnu.org>:
>>> 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
> way.
>>>  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.
Sure, I do not need it in normal documents, but I had to write a macro
where it was necessary. And it does not work with slovak.

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

Zdeněk Wagner

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