[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#298125: db2latex-xsl: German Umlaut pattern leads to bad output

Michael Wiedmann Michael Wiedmann <mw@miwie.in-berlin.de>, 298125@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 5 Mar 2005 10:40:50 +0100

* Roland Stigge <stigge@antcom.de> wrote [050304 22:42]:

> in a lang=3D"de" book, consider a pattern like this:
>     "123" abc
> db2latex-xsl seems to copy this to the output, causing LaTeX to create
> an A-Umlaut (=C4).

If using a "lang" attribute (which IMO is good practice) for DocBook Docu=
which are to be processed using db2latex the user should contact the "bab=
documentation and read carefully all the options for the chosen

"shorthands" are quite often used in babel and can be switched
off. This depends on the language.

For the given example the customization layer should emit (after


and all is fine...

IMO it is very difficult to find reasonable "babel" default values for a
given language, so the user _must_ configure "babel" in a
customization layer anyhow.

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