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Bug 4114 - sgml2latex fails for english documents, works for non english
Summary: sgml2latex fails for english documents, works for non english
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sgml-tools
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
: 9955 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-07-19 14:51 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 16:51:19 UTC

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Description Hans de Goede 1999-07-19 14:51:42 UTC
With all tetex packages and sgmltools installed the
following doesn't work:
sgml2latex <a valid sgml file>

I've tried both my own sgml files and a number of the howtos
from howtos sgml.

The error I get is:
! Package babel Error: You haven't specified a language

I can fix this by doing:
sgml2latex -l german <any sgml file>

But then my contents is a Inhaltverzeichnisse.

Doing sgml2latex -l en doesn't help since that is the
default and doesn't make sgml2latex pass a
language to tetex.

Comment 1 stano 1999-07-22 12:50:59 UTC
The problem is that the tex output for non-english languages contains
but for english one the language is missing

A simple fix:
--- /usr/lib/sgml-tools/dist/   Mon Mar 22 05:29:40
+++ /usr/lib/sgml-tools/dist/     Thu Jul 22 14:46:24
@@ -169,7 +169,7 @@
       my $langlit = ISO2English ($global->{language});
-      $langlit = ($langlit eq 'english') ? "" : ",$langlit";
+      $langlit = ",$langlit";
       my $replace = $global->{papersize} . 'paper' .   $langlit;
       open OUTFILE, ">$filename.tex";
       while (<$infile>)

Comment 2 stano 1999-07-22 13:33:59 UTC
The abovementioned fix should be really:

--- Mon Mar 22 05:29:40 1999
+++      Thu Jul 22 15:29:22 1999
@@ -162,14 +162,10 @@
   #  Set the correct \documentclass options. The if statement is just
   #  a small optimization.
-  if ($global->{language} ne "en" ||
-      $global->{papersize} ne "a4" ||
-      $latex2e->{pagenumber} != 1 ||
-      $global->{pass} ne "" ||
-      $latex2e->{makeindex})
+  if (1)
       my $langlit = ISO2English ($global->{language});
-      $langlit = ($langlit eq 'english') ? "" : ",$langlit";
+      $langlit = ",$langlit";
       my $replace = $global->{papersize} . 'paper' .   $langlit;
       open OUTFILE, ">$filename.tex";
       while (<$infile>)

Otherwise it does not function for a4 paper size.

Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-09-23 19:38:59 UTC
cristian, what do you think of this one?

Comment 4 Preston Brown 2000-02-11 16:51:59 UTC
fixed in sgml-tools 1.0.9-5 and later.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-06-10 22:04:45 UTC
*** Bug 9955 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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