[OS X TeX] odd behaviour amsart+babel

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Nov 9 15:23:08 EST 2004

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 06:26:45PM +0100, Piero D'Ancona wrote:
> Dear Listers,
> if and when you have 5 min, can you do the following test: pdflatex the 
> document
> \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?
> Any help will be appreciated. Short of help, salacious comments will do.
> Ciao
> Piero

It also goes wrong with the latest teTeX, both with Dutch and

Siep Kroonenberg
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