Percentage width doesn't work with recent texlive

N. Andrew Walsh n.andrew.walsh at
Thu Apr 30 16:03:45 CEST 2020

Hi Philip,

thank you for your message. Update: it's a problem with how polyglossia is
handling Chinese language text. I'm working on narrowing it down to an MWE.



On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 11:29 AM Philip Taylor <
P.Taylor at> wrote:

> N. Andrew Walsh wrote:
> Hi List,
> on my system, I have a distro-provided texlive, which just updated. After
> that updates, two things have changed in my document:
> 1) the custom language definitions I had in the preamble to define
> 'ngerman' and 'american' languages are no longer necessary for LyX, but also
> 2) the percentage definition for figure wrap widths no longer works. I get
> an "invalid unit" error from the compiler.
> I can just comment out those custom language definitions, but how do I fix
> the percentage-width error I'm getting? Is there some package I need?
> Minimal (non-)working example, please Andrew.
> *Philip Taylor*
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