[tex-live] Polyglossia breaks XeLaTeX

Haines Brown haines at histomat.net
Sat Sep 1 17:54:55 CEST 2012

On Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 03:39:20PM +0100, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> the supplied evidence shows that your document definitely breaks under
> pdflatex, but then polyglossia requires xetex, so it's no surprise.
> what happens if you compile with xelatex? -- an example document would
> be good.
> robin

Sorry I wasn't clearer: I _am_ compiling with xelatex. That's why I 
couldn't make head or tail of the error message which appears to 
assume otherwise. Here is a sample preamble:

  %!TEX TS-program = xetex
  %!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode


  % \usepackage(csquotes} % conflicts with polyglossia
  % \usepacage{fullpage} % conflicts with polyglossia
  % \usepackage[backend=biber,style=authoryear,sorting=nyt]{biblatex} %
                       % conflits with polyglossia.

  \usepackage{xeCJK}                % fontspec for CJK commands
  \newfontfamily\Chinese{AR PL KaitiM GB}
  \setmainfont[Ligatures=TeX,Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine O}

If I omit polyglosia, all other packages can be included and run fine. 
If I include polyglossia, those packages marked as conflict can't be 


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