# Bug#428954: texlive-lang-german: Using packages "german" and "mathdesign" together results in an error

```  Hi Hilmar,

Hilmar Preusse schrieb:
> On 15.06.07 Ralf Stubner (ralf.stubner@physik.uni-erlangen.de) wrote:
> > Most likely the problem is that german.sty makes the " active, so
> > that it no longer has its usual meaning. Not all LaTeX style
> > packages can cope with that. Even bm.sty, which is an official
> > package from the tools collection, does not like this (there is a
> > solutions are using babel via
> >
> > \usepackage[german]{babel}
> >
> > and mathdesign.sty.
> >
> Does this solve your problem?

both workarounds do, in fact, work. TeXLive doesn't complain anymore.
But I'm not sure about side effects caused by using them.

Cheers,
Michael
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