[tex-live] Document compile problem (TeX Live 2010.1, Arch Linux x64)

Rémy Oudompheng remyoudompheng at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 17:41:16 CEST 2010

Vladimir Lomov wrote:
> == My understanding of the problem ==
> As I undestand the cause of the problem is that xkeyval package exhausts
> the available memory, and even increasing it wouldn't help.
> Some investigation:
> 1. If the line '\defaultfontfeatures' would be commented then the
> document compiles fine.
> 2. If the lines with language setting (default and other) are commented
> the document compiles fine.
> 3. If one add font settings immediatly after the fontspec (or
> polyglossia) package the the rest commands the document compiles fine.
> I'm not sure what the reason why xkeyval enter into loop that fontspec
> and polyglossia are used in that sequence.

This is the minimal example I could find

\setmainfont{DejaVu Sans}
Hello world!

It makes XeTeX goes into an infinite loop for me. I know that :
- replacing the Scale=... font feature by Ligatures=TeX removes the
  infinite loop
- the infinite loop appears for greek and russian languages, but not english

The file gloss-greek.ldf has :
  %TODO localalph={greek at alph,greek at Alph}

If I comment in this file either the "script" line or the "scripttag" line,
everything becomes fine.

Rémy Oudompheng.

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