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Russian Language Definition File for Babel v1.3a

Igor A. Kotelnikov <kia999 at mail dot ru>


1. INSTALLATION

- unpack russianb.zip     
- run latex.exe russianb.ins
- remove russianb.ldf that might come with babel;
  it is usually located at <textmf>/tex/generic/babel/contrib/russian.
- move russianb.ldf to the location indicated above.


2. USAGE

Russian language definition file can be used both with legacy 8-bit engines 
(such as latex.exe or pdflatex.exe) and unicode compilers (xelatex.exe or 
lualatex.exe). The unicode engines can be ran either in unicode mode or 
8-bit compatibility mode. The two modes differ by a set of packages loaded 
in the preamble of a source TeX file. It is important to keep recommended  
order of package loading, especially when running unicode engines 
in a compatibility 8-bit mode. 

In examples below, it is assumed that source file has utf8 input encoding.

2.1. 8-bit mode

2.1.1 PDFLATeX, LaTeX

    \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc}
    \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
    \usepackage[english,russian]{babel}

2.1.2 LuaLaTeX

    \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc}
    \usepackage[lutf8]{luainputenc}
    \usepackage[english,russian]{babel}

2.1.3 XeLaTeX

    \XeTeXinputencoding "bytes"
    \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
    \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc}
    \usepackage[english,russian]{babel}

2.2 Unicode mode

    \usepackage{fontspec}
        \defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={TeX}}
        \setmainfont{CMU Serif}
        \setsansfont{CMU Sans Serif}
        \setmonofont{CMU Typewriter Text}
    \usepackage[english,russian]{babel}

Instead of Computer Modern Unicode (CMU) font loaded in this example,
you may use any True Type or Open Type font installed on your computer.

2.3 Typesetting ancient book

    \usepackage[english,russian]{babel}
    \languageattribute{russian}{ancient}
or
    \usepackage[english,russian.ancient]{babel}

Using unicode mode is strongly recommended for typesetting ancient texts. 
Be sure to take X2 or OT2 font encodings when running 8-bit engine such 
as latex or pdflatex. 


3. DOCUMENTATION

See russianb.pdf for more information.


4. KNOWN PROBLEMS

Before switching from a legacy 8-bit engine (tex, pdftex) to an unicode 
engine (xetex, luatex) and vise versa delete all .aux, .toc, .lot, .lof 
files as they might have stored incompatible internal encoding.

T2* font encodings do not have legacy cyrillic letter `yat', which is 
hard-coded in ancient caprion names. Be sure to use an unicode engine 
or take X2 font encoding when setting the language attribute to 
"ancient". Consult your font documention for other ancient glypths which 
might be absent. 


5. CHANGES

2013-04-18 version 1.3a

    * Added the language attribute 'ancient' for typesetting old
      Slavonic and Church books.
     
2013-04-08 version 1.3

    * Updated for babel 3.9.
    * \Alph and \alph commands are not redefined any more by russianb.ldf.

2012-06-02 version 1.2a

    * russian/russianb.dtx, v1.2a : Indentation of 1st paragraph removed;
      use the indentfirst package to automatically indent first paragraph
      after sectioning commands.

2011-10-20 version 1.2 Igor A. Kotelnikov  <kia999 at mail dot ru>

    * Added support for LuaTeX and XeTeX;
      added translation for Glossary; removed \Rus, \English,
      \Eng, \cyrmath.., \latinencoding, \latintext;
      \Russian is now an alias for \selectlanguage{russian}.

Original source:  russianb.dtx,
    2008/03/21 v1.1r Russian support from the babel system.

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 3495 2013-05-20 02:47:22
russianb.dtx 71663 2013-05-20 02:47:22
russianb.ins 4958 2013-05-20 02:47:22
russianb.pdf 175881 2013-05-20 02:47:22

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ba­bel-rus­sian – Rus­sian lan­guage mod­ule for Ba­bel

The pack­age pro­vides sup­port for use of Ba­bel in doc­u­ments writ­ten in Rus­sian.

The pack­age is adapted for use both un­der ‘tra­di­tional’ TeX en­gines, and un­der XTeX and LuaTeX.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Ver­sion1.3
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right2011-2013 Igor A. Kotel­nikov
Main­tainerIgor A. Kotel­nikov
Con­tained inTeXlive as ba­bel-rus­sian
Topics ex­tra lan­guage ‘drivers’ for ex­ist­ing mul­ti­lin­gual pack­ages
sup­port for type­set­ting Rus­sian
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