[OS X TeX] odd behaviour amsart+babel

Gary L.Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Tue Nov 9 13:14:22 EST 2004

On Nov 9, 2004, at 12:26 PM, Piero D'Ancona wrote:

> \documentclass{amsart}
> \usepackage[anylanguage]{babel}
> \title{The title}
> \begin{document}
> \maketitle
> Something, repeated many times.
> \end{document}
> My first computer typesets it beautifully (with pdflatex). On my 
> second computer, however, since a few days the running title (in the 
> page header) appears as
> anylanguageTHE TITLE
> i.e., the name of the language is prepended to the running title 
> itself.
> If I comment out the babel line, the problem disappears.
> If I switch to latex, the dvi file is immaculate.
> If I pdflatex on my first computer, which has an older version of 
> GW-tex, the result is perfect.
> But if I pdflatex on my powerbook, which has the most up-to-date 
> version of GW-tex, the problem appears. I re-installed the TeX 
> i-package but nothing changes. Even if I use the command line 
> pdflatex, the problem persists, so it must be low-level.
> I am not suggesting that GW-tex is the culprit; but where might I look 
> for the origin of troubles? some corrupted files? some hidden 
> invisible character in the source? and, do you see the same behaviour 
> or is it just me?

I just tried it and, yes, my setup exhibits exactly the same behavior. 
I am also using the latest installation from Gerben.

-- Gary

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