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

Roland Stigge Roland Stigge <stigge@antcom.de>, 298125@bugs.debian.org
Sat, 05 Mar 2005 23:33:26 +0100


On Sat, 2005-03-05 at 10:40 +0100, Michael Wiedmann wrote:
> > in a lang=3D"de" book, consider a pattern like this:
> >=20
> >     "123" abc
> >=20
> > db2latex-xsl seems to copy this to the output, causing LaTeX to creat=
> > an A-Umlaut (=C3=84).
> If using a "lang" attribute (which IMO is good practice) for DocBook Do=
> which are to be processed using db2latex the user should contact the "b=
> documentation and read carefully all the options for the chosen
> language.
> "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
> "\begin{document}":
> \shorthandoff{"}
> and all is fine...
> IMO it is very difficult to find reasonable "babel" default values for =
> given language, so the user _must_ configure "babel" in a
> customization layer anyhow.

Nevertheless, at least the known problems (as this one) should be fixed
in the default case.