[Dev-luatex] Some legacy fonts cause "invalid list tail, probably missing glue"

Daniel Benjamin Miller dbmiller at dbmiller.org
Tue Feb 18 07:55:59 CET 2020


There is an issue with lualatex which comes about when using a document 
such as this (based on a discussion here 
https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/525898/combining-french-and-greek-babel-does-not-work-in-dvilualatex/526020?noredirect=1#comment1331448_526020).

Try running lualatex on the following document, and an error will be 
returned. This seems to apply for all fonts whose packages were 
generated by autoinst (step is just an example).

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{luainputenc}\usepackage[LGR,T1]{fontenc}\input{lgrenc.dfu}

\usepackage{step} \usepackage[greek.ancient,main=french]{babel}

\title{Ça marche?} %\date{} \author{me}

\begin{document} \maketitle un, deux, trois 
\foreignlanguage{greek}{ἀγαγεῖν} \end{document}

According to Marcel Krüger, this is related to an issue which was 
reported over a year ago: 
https://mailman.ntg.nl/pipermail/dev-luatex/2018-November/006138.html.

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