[tex-live] issue with input stack size

Pablo Rodríguez oinos at web.de
Thu Oct 14 19:47:45 CEST 2010

Hi there,

I'm composing a presentation and for some weird reason I get the 
following error when I mark a text with \textit{} (\textbf{} is not 
problematic, though):

     TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [input stack size=5000].

I added "stack_size = 10000" to /usr/local/texlive/2010/texmf.cnf.

I generated all format files invoking "fmtutil-sys --all" and format 
file generation seemed to be OK.

But when I compile the presentation (either with LuaLaTeX or with 
XeLaTeX), I get the same error as above.

My question is how can I increase the input stack size? (What I did 
seems to be useless.)

Thanks for your help,


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