I was unable to find babel bugtracker, so I'll post here in the search of help.

Babel 3.9k seems to be broken under MiKTeX. Here is the part of the log file:

("C:/Program Files/MiKTeX/tex/latex/babel-french/frenchb.ldf")
("C:/Program Files/MiKTeX/tex/latex/babel-german/german.ldf"
("C:/Program Files/MiKTeX/tex/latex/babel-german/germanb.ldf"
! Conflicting pattern ignored.
\bbl@ev@luatex@patterns ...}', '\the \language ')}
                                                  \fi \fi
l.183 \ldf@finish\CurrentOption


And here is the MWE:




    author = {Joe First | Bob Third},
    title = {Book title},
    langid = {english},
    year = 2013,
    url = {http://www.example.com}



It doesn't matter if I use pdflatex or lualatex. Here is a question on biblatex bugtracker: https://github.com/plk/biblatex/issues/246

  • Try it is helps to recreate the formats. tex.stackexchange.com/questions/184710/…. And I hope you don't compile this document with lualatex: inputenc doesn't work with lualatex. Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 15:06
  • This is just an mwe to show the problem. It fails with both luaatex and normal pdflatex. Yes, inputenc is incorrect, I have the correct instructions in the original files.
    – Georg
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 15:27
  • Recreated all formats (twice). No effect.
    – Georg
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 15:32
  • You seem to have a multiuser installation. Did you recreate the formats as user too? Did you update as user too? (Your example works fine for me on a current miktex) Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 15:35
  • 4
    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a problem due to a straw file in the TeX tree
    – egreg
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 20:43

1 Answer 1


Found an outdated cached hyphen.cfg via kpsewhich, removed it manually. The problem is gone


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