Now I'm seriously puzzled. Here's the MWE (using xelatex).



  \setTransitionsFor{GreekAndCoptic}{\begingroup\fontspec[Scale=.85]{DejaVu Sans}}{\endgroup}
  \setTransitionsFor{CombiningDiacriticalMarksforSymbols}{\begingroup\fontspec{DejaVu Sans}}{\endgroup}


I believe the title says it all. I'm getting:

! Extra }, or forgotten \endgroup.
<recently read> \egroup 

l.16   \li+κ⃗+


Things work fine if I write either κ⃗, i.e. without the call to \li, or if I write \li+k⃗+, i.e. without the greek κ but with a roman k instead.

It's not that it's blocking me or anything (I switched to k instead of κ for my variable), but I'm just very, very curious as to why this is happening!

  • Do you have any problems if you change the definition of \li to not use verbose arguments? – Sean Allred May 5 '14 at 13:50
  • Nothing really to do with xparse: if you try your setup with just κ⃗ in the input stream you'll see there is a warning in the log that a group has not been closed. – Joseph Wright May 5 '14 at 13:55
  • Correct. I just hadn't noticed the error until I wrapped the thing in xparse. That still leaves open the question of why the \begingroup and \endgroup commands are not well-parenthesized. – Jonathan Protzenko May 5 '14 at 14:59

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